In an official press release dated 27.05.2020, TPNPB (West Papua National Liberation Army) have announced successful attacks on 4 TNI (Indonesian Armed Forces) emergency posts in the Nduga Region on May 23, 2020. 2,310 items were seized and itemized including ammunition, bazooka rockets, hand grenades, satellite phones, bullet proof vests and Indonesian currency. Photos and video documentation accompanied the statement.
As a result of the attacks, 4 TNI personnel fled into the forest and are still missing. TNI forces deployed helicopters and extra troops on May 26, 2020 to search for their missing members.
TPNPB called on the Indonesian President, the head of the Indonesian National Police and the Commander of the TNI to end their war with the TPNPB and to officially grant the right of self-determination to the people of West Papua.