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Jayapura, Papua (ANTARA) – Two platoons of the Indonesian Police’s Mobile Brigade (Brimob) personnel have been deployed to Dogiyal, Central Papua, to reinforce security personnel following a riot, police said.
“Two platoons of Brimob (personnel) have departed from Nabire to reinforce security personnel in Dogiyal,” Chief of the Dogiyal District Police Commissioner Samuel Tariratu said on Sunday.
The riot occurred after a truck hit a five-year-old child, causing an angry mob to set two trucks on fire, he said while on his way to Dogiya.
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The mob also set blaze to 82 homes and six offices including, the employment agency (BKD), regional inspectorate office, population and civil registration office, environment office and finance office.
The riot also prompted local residents to take refuge at the district police office and district military command station in Dogiyal, he said.
Taritatu confirmed a report of people going missing following the riot.
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“Security personnel are still trying to find the whereabouts of the people who have reportedly not returned to their family,” he said.
An angry mob set fire to a truck believed to have hit a five-year child in Kebo. village, Kamu sub-district, Dogiyal district, Central Papua, on Saturday (November 12, 2022).
The child was killed in the accident.
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