Military Officer's House Bombed in Papua
Military Officer's House Bombed in PapuaJakarta. A military officer's house in Jayapura, Papua, was bombed at around 2 a.m. on Tuesday. Police suspected that the bombs were Molotov cocktails after they found broken bottles at the scene.
The house, located at a military housing complex in Bucen VI, North Jayapura district, belonged to Maj. J.B. Jatmiko. No one was reported injured.
Jatmiko told news portal Okezone.com that he was asleep when he heard an explosion at his front door.
When I went out to see what happened, the front door was already on fire, he said.
Minutes later, another explosion was heard from the rear of the house. Jatmiko and his neighbors tried to put out the fire for more than two hours.
The Jayapura Police, who processed the crime scene, found broken bottles filled with fuel. Police said the case was still under investigation and no suspects have been named.
It was the second incident of violence in Papua in a span of three days. On Saturday, a man was killed at the Mulia Old Town Market in the Puncak Jaya district. Four unknown gunmen burst into a cafe and shot dead Muhamad Amas, 37.
Papua Police spokesman Sr. Comr. Wachyono on Sunday said it appeared that the gunmen had apparently intended to target a group of soldiers, two of whom were from the Armys Special Forces Unit (Kopassus), but had failed to do so.
Wachyono added that the police were still hunting down the gunmen, believed to be members of the Free Papua Organization (OPM), an armed separatist group