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Indonesia: Another soldier killed in gunfight

Jakarta

20-December-2019

Another soldier was killed and three others injured in a gun battle with a band of rebels in Indonesia's eastern most province of Papua.

The gunfight took place in Ugimba of Intan Jaya district on Thursday, leaving the soldier named M Ramadhan dead and three other soldiers, Arif Aria, Ari Budiarta and Gunawan, wounded, Xinhua news agency reported.

All the victims have been evacuated to Timika town in the province.

On Tuesday, two soldiers were gunned down in an attack launched by the separatists group while transporting goods in the district.

The separatist Free Papua Movement has sought an independent trough guerrilla wars since decades ago. Their targets include soldiers, police personnel and civilians.
IANS