Ilaga, Puncak (ANTARA) - Papuan separatists reportedly torched a building that served as a public learning activity center in Ilaga Kimak village, Puncak district recently, a senior police official informed on Saturday.

“Based on the results of the crime scene investigation, the house burnt (down) by the separatist group was a public learning activity center,” public relations head of the Nemangkawi task force, Senior Commissioner Iqbal Alqudusy, told ANTARA here on Saturday.

He condemned the incident, saying the separatist group had set fire to an institution belonging to the educational sector that had been built by the public and for the public.

The crime scene investigation was aimed at collecting evidence and identifying the suspects involved in the incident, he said.

“The investigation is aimed at searching and collecting information, clues, evidence, suspects’ identities, and witnesses or victims for the next investigation,” he expounded. (INE)

Translator: Juwita Trisna Rahayu, Muhsidin
Editor: Yuni Arisandy Sinaga
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