Jayapura (ANTARA) - The bodies of two Indonesian Marines who were shot dead by armed terror group members were evacuated from Kenyam, the capital of Nduga District to Timika, Papua Province.

"That's right that the bodies of the two personnel of the Marine Battalion-3 who died in a shootout with the KKB (armed criminal group) on Saturday (26/3) evening, were evacuated to Timika, at around 8.30 a.m. local time by helicopter," Nduga District Police Chief Adjunct Senior Commissioner Komang Budhiarta told ANTARA, here Sunday. .

The fallen Marines were Lt. Muhammad Ikbal and Private Marine Wilson Anderson Here, he said.

Based on some reports , the terror group led by Egianus Kogoya attacked the Mupe Task Force Post in Kwareh Bawah , by throwing GLM grenades, on Saturday at around 5:45 p.m. local time. The armed terrorists attacked the post from two directions.

The attack also injured eight Marines who were later evacuated to Marines post in Kenyam.

The situation in Kenyam was relatively safe following the shootout although gunshots were heard early Sunday morning, Budhiarta said in response to Antara's question.

"People prefer to stay at home," he added.
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