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13 Apr 2020 | 03:23 PM UTC

Indonesia: Fatalities reported after military personnel and local security forces clash in Kasonaweja (Mamberamo Raya regency) April 12

Three fatalities reported after military personnel and local security forces clash in Kasonaweja (Mamberamo Raya regency) April 12; further clashes possible in the area over the near term

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Event

Local forces clashed with military personnel in Kasonaweja (Mamberamo Raya regency) on Sunday, April 12, leaving three officers dead and two others wounded. The fatalities were recorded after local security forces conducted a reprisal attack for an alleged grievance between the two forces at around 07:15 (local time). An investigation into the incident is underway.

Further clashes in the region cannot be ruled out in the near term. 

Advice

Individuals in the Mamberamo Raya regency area are advised to monitor developments, avoid the vicinity of the incident in Kasonaweja, and adhere to all instructions issued by the local authorities and their home governments.