Jayapura, Papua (ANTARA News) - The Amole police engaged in a shootout with armed criminals at mile 61 in Tembagapura, Mimika District, Papua Province.

The shootout occurred at 7:50 a.m. local time, Chief of the Papua Provincial Police Inspector General Boy Rafli stated here, Monday.

No casualty was reported in the shootout, as the armed criminals fled to the jungle.

Prior to the shootout, the armed criminals shot at two PT Freeport vehicles carrying officers. They hit the cars` front and right windows.

The attackers were members of the Waker group, according to Rafli.

Reported by Evarukdijati

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