New Zealand pilot taken hostage in Indonesia: Papuan rebel group

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JAKARTA: Separatist fighters in Indonesia's Papua region have taken a New Zealand pilot hostage after setting a small commercial plane alight when it landed in a remote highland area on Tuesday (Feb 7), a pro-independence group said in a statement. A police spokesperson in Papua province, Ignatius Benny Ad

JAKARTA: Separatist fighters in Indonesia's Papua region have taken a New Zealand pilot hostage after setting a small commercial plane alight when it landed in a remote highland area on Tuesday , a pro-independence group said in a statement.

A military spokesperson in Papua, Herman Taryaman, said the pilot had been identified as Captain Philip Merthens and it was unclear if the five accompanying passengers had also been abducted. The TPNPB made no mention of the passengers but said this was the second time the group had taken a hostage. The first incident was in 1996.The New Zealand embassy in Jakarta and the Indonesian Foreign Ministry did not immediately respond to requests for comment

 

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