KKB Burns School in Bintang Mountains, Had Shooting Contact with TNI-Polri

An armed criminal group (KKB) burned a public junior high school in the Bintang Mountains , Papua, Tuesday (12/14/2021) at 08.30 WIT. During the school fire incident , KKB was also involved in a shootout with the Pamrahwan Task Force Battalion A Regiment III Pioneers in Serambakon District.

Head of the Nemangkawi Public Relations Task Force Kombes Pol Ahmad Musthofa Kamal said the chronology of the incident began when the Pamrahwan Task Force personnel of Battalion A Regiment III Pioneers heard three gunshots. The joint TNI-Polri troops then monitored the direction of the fire.

Then at 09.00 WIT, members saw a billow of smoke rising from the Serambakon State Junior High School building which was actually burned by the KKB. Then 30 minutes later, several more gunshots were heard leading to the Pamrahwan Task Force Post from a distance of 700 meters.

“Personnel of the Pamrahwan Task Force fired back and there was a shootout,” he said, Tuesday (12/14/2021).

After the incident, the steps taken were to pursue KKB. There were no fatalities in the arson and gunfight incidents. “The TNI-Polri security forces continue to guard at vulnerable points and KKB entrances,” he said.

Previously, KKB also fired at the Brimob Post in Serambakon District on Monday (12/13/2021). Currently the residents have been taken to a safe location.

Source : https://papua.inews.id/berita/kkb-bakar-sekolah-di-pegunungan-bintang-sempat-kontak-tembak-dengan-tni-polri