JAKARTA - The police are still on the lookout for an unidentified gunman who shot dead two members of the Police Mobile Brigade (Brimob) unit in the Puncak Regency, province of Papua.
"We are still chasing the perpetrator," spokesman of the Indonesian Police Headquarters Senior Commissioner Agus Rianto stated here on Thursday.
The police are teaming up with the Indonesian military to intensify their search for the perpetrator, he revealed.
Agus remarked that the perpetrator snatched an AK47 rifle from the Brimob personnel shortly after they were shot dead.
He expressed hope that the local residents would report the hideouts of the perpetrator to the police.
"We hope the public will help to resolve the case," he remarked.
He said no additional police personnel were deployed following the shooting. The security condition in Papua has gradually improved following the incident, he noted.
An unidentified gunman shot dead two Brimob personnel in Papua province on Wednesday and seized their AK47 rifle, Papua Police spokesman Senior Commissioner Pudjo stated.
According to him, the shooting took place when the two policemen were on their way to the local GKI church to help with the preparations for Christmas celebrations.
As the policemen approached the Ilaga district chiefs office, an unknown gunman shot them. [Antara]