Indonesian army chopper shot at in Papua

Indonesian army chopper shot at in Papua
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An Indonesian Army helicopter was allegedly shot at by an unidentified person in Papua on Thursday.

Army spokesman Brig. Gen. Wuryanto said that one bullet-sized hole was found in the body of the helicopter. No casualties were reported.

However, the bullet itself has not been found.

Wuryanto said the helicopter was delivering goods to Army officers in Jila district, Mimika, Papua.

"At 7.55 a.m., the helicopter was approaching to land, but because of bad weather, it did not land," Wuryanto said.

When the helicopter decided to return to its post in Timika, the pilot felt that something hit the left side helicopter.

Upon inspection, an officer found one hole, which was similar to what would be left by a bullet, near the fuel shell.

Wuryanto said his team was still investigating the incident.

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