3 KKB Killed when Challenging TNI War, This is the reaction of OPM Spokesman: National Okezone

INTAN JAYA – The Management of the West Papua National Liberation Army National Liberation Army (TPNPB) of the Free Papua Organization (OPM) responded to the TNI statement stating that three members had shot dead Papua Armed Criminal Group (KKB).

(Also read: Challenging War and Seizing Weapons from the Apparatus, Three KKB Members Takes Their Lives)

Head of Information for Kogabwilhan III Colonel Czi IGN Suriastawa said the third KKB Papua shot for seizing weapons and challenging the TNI-Polri war. So far, they have also frequently carried out acts of terror and attacks on the public and security forces in Sugapa.

“After being matched with the identity and several other pieces of evidence such as a war declaration by the KKSB, it is confirmed that the three of them are members of the KKSB who have often carried out acts of terror and attacks on the public and security forces in Sugapa,” he said when contacted, Tuesday (16/2 / 2021).

(Also read: Targeted by TNI’s Advanced Drones, 4 KKB Members Raced to the Forest)

According to him, Janius Bagau and Januarius Sani also signed a war declaration to the TNI-Polri some time ago. “It has been coordinated with the local government for the management of the three KKSB bodies,” he concluded.

Meanwhile, Komnas TPNPB Headquarters Management OPM through the TPNPB-OPM Spokesperson, Sebby Sambom, the three people, Janius Bagau, Justinus Bagau and Soni Bagau, who were shot dead were not members of the TPNPB OPM but civilians.

“The management of Komnas TPNPB Central Headquarters always gets confirmation from the TPNPB leadership in each war zone that the TPNPB troops have not been victims. They usually report this after a shootout with the Indonesian Military and Police Forces,” Sebby Sambom told MNC Media.

“So the claims of TNI members that they shot dead three TPNPB members are not true. And in fact, TNI members have shot civilians,” he said.

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