Jayapura, 28/2 (Jubi) – A housewife was being shot on her calf during the armed conflict between the Indonesian Army and the Armed Civilian Group at Pintu Angin, Muara Mulia Sub-district on Friday (27/2) around 11:00 Papua time.

“A bullet reportedly hit a housewife, Agustiben Gire in the armed clash between the army and armed civilian group in Mulia, Puncak Jaya on Friday (27/2),” the Secretary General of Papuan Highland Student Association, Markus Haluk told to on Saturday (28/2).

She was harvesting some vegetables in her garden when the shooting clash happened in Wuyuneri around 8.00 till 16.00 Papua time. She got shot on her calf but there is no information whether the army or armed group who was responsible.  Haluk added that there was another housewife who being trapped in the clash but Ali Telenggen, she was not shot.

It is known there were 48 honai (highland traditional house), 3 houses and other properties including breeded animals being burned and destroyed in this incident without knowing who was responsible.

The Chief Village of Muara Mulia Sub-district, Samianto Wonda earlier said to that the army thought there was an attack by the armed civilian group, but it was only a group of people who gathering the firewood in the forest near to Pintu Angin. But when they entered the forest, they met the armed group.

He appointed the armed civilian group which he called the “Forest People” was responsible to the burning of residents’ honai and houses. “Now the Forest People has took the honai and they burned it all. I don’t know how many honay they have burned,” Samianto said.

According to him the situation of Mulia City is safe and no shooting victim. (Jubi/Victor Mambor/rom)

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