Police and Tanah Runtuh clash, 15 killed PDF  | Print |  Email

Incident Type: Police Action

Date: January 22, 2007

Location: Tanah Runtuh, Poso City

Actors: Densus88 and Brimob

Event: Police again come to Tanah Runtuh, which is heavily fortified with posts and weapons. As they arrive shots come from one of the houses and kill policemen Rony Iskandar and wounding others. Police return fire. Basri's brother is killed. 14 killed in total on Tanah Runtuh/civilian side. It is suspected three of those killed were passing by and not connected to the DPO. Several family members of the DPO were killed. One man from Mujahidin Kayamanya is also killed. Twenty men are arrested, only two of which were on the DPO, Wiwin Kalahe and Tugiran. Major weapons caches are found.

Source: ICG Report 2007, eyewitness reports 2007-2008