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Freeport Indonesia target of new shooting

Staff Writer |
The Indonesian unit of Freeport-McMoRan closed the main access road to its copper mine in the eastern province of Papua on Tuesday for the second time in three days after another shooting incident.

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A Freeport vehicle was hit by gunfire while it was heading from Tembagapura to Ridge Camp, the company said in a statement, referring to an area where Freeport workers live.

One passenger in the vehicle "suffered a bullet wound to his thigh" but was in a stable condition at a local clinic, according to the statement.

Security apparatus were on the scene investigating the incident, it said.

One source initially described the vehicle as a "patrol car". The Freeport statement said it was a "light armoured vehicle".


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