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Indonesia police on highest alert in Papua

Indonesian police are on their highest alert following ongoing violence in Papua.

“Everyone is on alert, especially in Puncak Jaya district,” National Police Chief Gen. Timur Pradopo has told the Jakarta Globe.

Three teams of 10 police detectives each and 300 members of the Mobile Brigade are being sent to Papua to reinforce local police.

Timur says the police had deployed teams to hunt down the assailants who killed Mulia Police Chief Adj. Comr. Dominggus Otto Awes on Monday.

It follows violence related to an ongoing labor strike at the Freeport mine and the Papua People’s Congress in Jayapura last week in which at least six people have died.


 

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