Papuan Liberation Army claims responsibility for dead Indonesian soldier

The West Papua National Liberation Army has claimed responsibility for the fatal shooting of an Indonesian soldier in Papua province yesterday.

The shooting took place at a market in Sinak in Papua’s Puncak Jaya regency.

A Highlands-based Defense Region Command of the rebel group, which says it is waging a war for West Papuan independence from Indonesia, made a statement about the attack.

A spokesperson confirmed a team of Liberation Army fighters shot the soldier dead.

He said the shooting was a message to the government of Indonesia and the global public that the West Papua National Liberation Army would not cease to oppose the military and the Indonesian police.

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