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Fresh attack by OPM, school in Intan Jaya burned down

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Jakarta, IO – Separatist group Free Papua Movement (OPM) burned down the Public Elementary School (SDN) Pogapa in Intan Jaya, Central Papua. The Operation Cartenz Peace 2024 task force reported that the arson occurred on Wednesday (1/5) at around 8am WIT.

The task force spokesperson Assistant Commissioner of Police Bayu Suseno explained that prior to the incident OPM attacked the Homeyo Police Sub-Precinct, shooting and killing a civilian named Alexsander Parapak, 20, a Torajan, per Liputan6, Thu (2/5).

The school itself is situated some 50 meters away from the police station. Security personnel have been deployed to the location.

Based on eyewitness account, the attack was carried out by the Keni Tipagau Group led by Undius Kogoya and Aibon Kogoya.

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Bayu expressed his hope that the community can help provide valuable information to the personnel tasked with maintaining security and order in Homeyo District.

“We appeal for support from members of the community so we can eliminate OPM threat and work together to provide security and social order in Homeyo District,” he said. (at)

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