Soldier dies after being stabbed by unidentified man
The Jakarta Post, Jakarta | Mon, 03/26/2012 12:10 PM | Archipelago
An army officer died on Sunday in Skamto, Jayapura, after he was stabbed by an unidentified man.
Antara news agency reported that the incident had taken place at 5:20 p.m. local time when Pfc. M. Ikhsan, with the Yon 751 BS platoon, called out in front of his guard post. Suddenly, a car stopped and someone from the car stabbed him in the chest.
Ikhsan was rushed to Koya community health center and then to Dian Harapan Hospital, which is located 15 kilometers away. He died at the hospital because of the severity of his wound.
Spokesman of Military Command XVII of Cenderawasih Col. Ali Bogra confirmed the incident.
“The victim has been repatriated to his hometown in Flores, East Nusa Tenggara for burial,” Ali said on Monday. (hwa)