Manokwari, Jubi – The National West Papua Liberation Army (TPNPB) claims to have stabbed a Papuan member of the Yon D Wamena Mobile Brigade, Second Brig. Diego Rumaropen, on Saturday, June 18, 2022.
"We have received an official report from our intelligence in Wamena that TPNPB soldiers have killed one Mobile Brigade member and seized two weapons," said TPNPB spokesperson Sebby Sambom in a written statement received by Jubi on Sunday.
"This is part of the TPNPB operations across the Land of Papua," he added.
Sambom said TPNPB attack would continue to occur in West Papua since they have declared war against Indonesia in 2017 in Yambi, Puncak Jaya Regency.
The TPNPB expressed their condolences for the killing of the police member who was an Indigenous Papuan. Sambom said this murder did not have to happen.
"But we must do it because TPNPB needs weapons. Even if the one who holds a gun is an Indigenous Papuan, we must kill him and seize weapons to save three million Papuan people," he said.