28 May 2015

Pair of soldiers taken hostage in Papua

8:44 am on 28 May 2015

An armed group in Indonesia's Papua province has reportedly taken two soldiers along with a teacher hostage in Enarotali in Paniai District.

According to a report gathered by Antara, the two soldiers and some civilians were shopping on a speed boat.

It says all the sudden a group of armed men approached and took the two soldiers and the teacher as hostages, while the others on the boat were released.

TEMPO.co says the soldiers that were taken are Second Class Sergeant Lery, from Koramil Komopa, and Private Second Class Soleh, from Kostrad 303/Raider posted in Komopa Post.

The civilian taken hostage is Elda Sanadi, a teacher in Inpres Komopa elementary.