As PM Office Minister and Government Spokesman Panitan have said the rules of engagement are clear. Soldiers will only fire in self-defence, to protect others, or if they are terrorists. Given the rudimentary slingshots that the guys in Nick Nostiz’s photos in a post at New Mandala have, one must only conclude they have to be “terrorists”. Otherwise, why else are they being shot?

BP: Have a read of the whole account.

btw, “terrorists” with slingshots are all over the place.