Indonesian Soldier Killed in West Papua

Published July 21, 2019

West Papua

According to TNI (Indonesian Military) sources, one of their occupying soldiers was killed in a gun battle with TPNPB (National Liberation Army of West Papua) forces in Nduga region on Saturday.

The soldier was part of a unit guarding a bridge construction site which was ambushed by TPNPB forces. The construction site the TNI were guarding was most likely a Istaka Karya site. Istaka Kartya are an Indonesian government-owned contractor who are attempting to build the Trans Papua Highway, a project that would devastate the Nduga region if completed.

The TNI had to call off their hunt for the guerrillas due to “dangerous ravines and dense jungle surrounding the area”.

From: https://anarchistsworldwide.noblogs.org/post/2019/07/21/nduga-west-papua-indonesian-soldier-killed-in-gun-battle-with-tpnpb-guerrillas/