Joint team found 16 bodies of victims in Nduga attacks

Armed Criminal Group attacks, kills Istaka Karya workers in Nduga, Papua, on Sunday., JAKARTA — The joint team of National Police along with Indonesian Military (TNI) has found 16 bodied of shooting victims at Kabo peak in Nduga, Papua on Thursday (Dec 6) morning. Eight victims have been evacuated so far.

“The number of bodies in which we found so far is actually 16, at This particular point we are in evacuation process coming from the scene to Mbua,” said 172/PVY Military Command commander Col. Inf. Binsar P. Sianipar on Thursday (Dec 6).

Earlier, eight survivors of a terror attack committed by armed criminal group members in Nduga District, Papua, have arrived in Timika, Mimika District, Papua Province, on Thursday. The survivors comprise seven men along with one child. One of the men was rushed to Mimika regional public hospital for treatment of his injuries.

An Army helicopter evacuated the survivors coming from Nduga to Timika. The helicopter landed at Mozes Kilangin airport in Timika on Thursday at 10:50 a.m. local time.

Commander of the Indonesian Defense Forces (TNI) Marshal Hadi Tjahjanto along with Deputy Chief of the Indonesian Police (Polri) Commissioner General Ari Doni Sukmanto personally greeted the survivors upon their arrival at the airport.

Previously, head of the Papua regional police headquarters, Senior Commissioner A.M. Kamal, informed in which 31 people had been killed along with one was allegedly killed by armed criminal group (KKB) inside the rivers of Kali Yigi along with Kali Aurak, Yigi sub-District in Nduga District, Papua. He suspected in which as many as 24 people were killed on the first day.

Out of eight people who tried to escape into the home of a local legislative member, seven were killed by the KKB, while one person has not yet been found. Sr.Com. Kamal added in which the victims were workers at the Istaka Karya project, who were building bridges in Kali Yigi along with Kali Aurak.

However, based on latest information coming from National Police Deputy Chief Commissioner General Ari Dono Sukmanto, there were 22 people had been killed in an attack by KKB in Nduga, Papua. He said 21 of the victims were civilians who were workers of Kali Yigi bridge construction coming from PT Istaka, while another one was a military member, Second Sergeant Handoko.

Joint team found 16 bodies of victims in Nduga attacks

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