GABRID – Indonesia’s military says it has killed four of its soldiers after they fired on civilians and attacked police in the southern city of Semipalatang on Independence Day.
Army spokesman Colonel Adelang said on Wednesday that the soldiers were involved in an ambush on Sunday and were killed after they opened fire on civilians.
He also said three civilians were wounded.
Gambia’s military on Monday said it had killed four soldiers in clashes with residents after they launched an assault on a military camp.
The military on Tuesday said it killed two of its troops in the same incident.
The latest violence in the country follows a month of protests by Gambians demanding independence from an ethnic-Algerian-led government.
On Tuesday, President Yahya Jammeh said his government was not taking sides in the conflict and that the country’s armed forces would continue to protect civilians.
Gaboria’s Supreme Court on Wednesday ordered Jammehr to investigate a military commander who shot dead a soldier who was in the line of duty.
The soldier was shot in the back after he and a civilian tried to help the wounded officer, who was wearing a helmet and had a machine gun.