TNI soldier wounded in ambush evacuated to Jayapura

Jayapura, Papua (ANTARA News) - An Indonesian Military (TNI) personnel, First Private Rohman, wounded in gunfire between the authorities and an armed group in Pirime, Lanny Jaya district, Papua, on Friday, was evacuated to the Marthen Indey Hospital in Jayapura.

First Private Rohman was airlifted using a Tariku Air plane from the Tiom Airport in Lanny Jaya district and arrived in Jayapura Airport, on Friday, at 3.55 p.m. Eastern Indonesian Time.

Meanwhile, five members of the outlawed Free Papua Organization (OPM) were reportedly killed during the ambush in Lanny Jaya district, according to Cenderawasih Military Commander Major General Christian Zebua.

"Yes, five OPM members were killed in a shootout at 11 a.m. Eastern Indonesian Time in Lanny Jaya district. Two soldiers suffered minor injuries," Christian stated when contacted by an Antara reporter in Jayapura on Friday.

Reporting by Evarukdijati and Alfian Rumagit