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More shootings on vehicles near Papua's Freeport mine

Staff Writer |
There's been another spate of shootings near the giant Freeport mine in Indonesia's Papua province.

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Two vehicles belonging to the company were shot at on the main road servicing the mine from Timika.

Police are also investigating another shooting incident on a vehicle in the same section of the road last month.

Despite the road to the lucrative mine being closely guarded by police and security forces, numerous shootings and ambushes have occured along the route in the last fifteen years.

One such ambush in 2009 left three people dead, and an earlier burst of shootings in 2002 left two American teachers dead.

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