West Papua rebels shoot and kill eight technicians

Gunmen in a mountainous district of Indonesia’s Papua shot and killed eight technicians at a tower owned by a telecoms firm on Wednesday. Today, West Papua’s main rebel militia claimed accountability. One technician had managed to escape and tell authorities about the attack. Police began to trace down the attackers, when the West Papua National Liberation Army took responsibility. Explode who survived made an announcement about the assault.
“This is such a unprecedented crime”.
West Papua has been preventing for its independence from Indonesia since the Sixties. West Papuans want West Papua to be one nation with the rest of Papua. The rebels who shot and killed the eight technicians claimed to have warned civilians to depart the realm. They said that due to this fact, people who were shot were “part of the Indonesian navy or police”.
Estimates say that between 100,000-500,000 West Papuans have been killed since Indonesia took over West Papua in the Sixties. The West Papua Council of Churches says there have been a minimal of four hundred deaths from the conflict since 2018. This includes individuals who fled army operations, and then died because of a scarcity of meals and medicine..

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