RealNews

Police Station Attacked in Indonesia

Indonesian troops and police fired automatic weapons at each other in a dispute over a traffic accident, and one soldier was killed, officers said Wednesday. It was the latest in a string of clashes between undisciplined and underfunded forces sparked in some cases by competition over the control of illegal business ventures. One police officer was also injured in the incident late Tuesday in Pontianak, the capital of West Kalimantan province, said local police chief Brig. Gen. Iwan Panjiwinata. Panjiwinata said the soldiers launched the attack because they were angry at police officers who they said had failed to take action against the driver of a car that collided with a military truck, injuring three soldiers. Local military commanders were not immediately available for comment. Witnesses said the soldiers opened fire on the police station for several minutes, but stopped after a commander arrived on the scene. The station in the city, some 420 miles north of Jakarta, was badly damaged. Full Story

OODA Analyst

OODA Analyst

OODA is comprised of a unique team of international experts capable of providing advanced intelligence and analysis, strategy and planning support, risk and threat management, training, decision support, crisis response, and security services to global corporations and governments.