From Timika, the coffin of this fallen head of Indonesia's National Intelligence Agency (BIN)-Papua Office, would be transported to Jakarta for a military funeral at the Kalibata Heroes Cemetery on Tuesday.
Dani NK died in a gunfight with several armed Papuan criminals, Commander of the XVII/Cenderawasih Regional Military Command Maj. Gen. Ignatius Yogo Triyono told ANTARA in Jayapura, the capital of Papua Province, on Sunday evening.
Papua Police Chief Insp. Gen. Mathius Fakhiri earlier stated that this fallen BIN agent had died of gunshot wounds in Dambet Village, Beoga Sub-district, Puncak District, on Sunday at 3:50 p.m. local time.
Dani NK visited the village along with seven security personnel at about 9:20 a.m. local time aboard four motorcycles. During the stay at the village, he got shot during the gunfight.
Dambet Village is some three kilometers away from Beoga. It recently came under attack by armed Papuan criminals, who had set ablaze several houses of innocent civilians and elementary school buildings.
Over these past four months, Papua has borne the brunt of a string of violent attacks by the armed groups targeting civilians in districts, such as Puncak and Intan Jaya.
The armed groups often employ hit-and-run tactics against Indonesian security personnel, while they unleash acts of terror against civilians to instill a sense of fear among the people.
Among the victims of their acts of terror are motorcycle taxi (ojek) drivers, teachers, students, and street food vendors. They had also attacked civilian aircraft.
On January 6, 2021, for instance, some 10 armed Papuans vandalized and torched a Quest Kodiak aircraft belonging to the Mission Aviation Fellowship (MAF) at the Pagamba Village airstrip.
They continued their campaign of terror by shooting a 32-year-old man at close range in Bilogai Village, Sugapa Sub-district, on February 8, 2021.
The victim, identified by his initials as RNR, sustained gunshot wounds on the face and right shoulder and was taken to the Timika Public Hospital in Mimika District on February 9.
On February 9, 2021, six armed Papuans fatally stabbed an ojek driver.
On April 8, 2021, several armed Papuan rebels reportedly opened fire at a kiosk in Julukoma Village, Beoga Sub-district, Puncak District, at about 9:30 a.m. local time.
The shooting resulted in the death of a Beoga public elementary school teacher, Oktovianus Rayo.
After killing Rayo, the armed attackers torched three classrooms at the Beoga public senior high school.
On April 9, 2021, armed rebels reportedly shot another teacher, Yonatan Randen, on the chest.
Several villagers tried to save the junior high school teacher and rushed him to the Beoga public health center, but he succumbed to his injuries.
The armed criminals operating in Beoga Sub-district apparently had intentions to continue with their belligerent acts. On April 11, 2021, the armed criminals had torched nine classrooms at the Beoga public junior high school.
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