Six people were wounded Sunday in a shooting ambush near US company Freeport McMoRan’s massive gold and copper mine in Indonesia’s eastern Papua region, police said. Three policemen and three mine workers were hurt in the ambush on a convoy of buses and land cruisers heading to the coastal city of Timika from the Grasberg mine, senior police officer Mada Aksanta told reporters.
Rio Tinto helped to finance expansion of the mine in Indonesian-occupied West Papua and continues to profit from it.
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