22 Jul 2009

Two more reported dead in shootings near Papua's Freeport mine

6:38 pm on 22 July 2009

Reports from Indonesia say there's been another deadly gun attack on employees of US mining company Freeport in Papua.

Indonesia's state news agency Antara reports that gunmen fired on a convoy of 12 buses carrying the employees, killing two people in the latest attack on the world's largest gold mine.

This comes ten days after a series of shootings in the Timika area near the Grasberg mine left three people dead.

At least a dozen people have been killed or wounded in ambushes since July 11 along a road leading to the mine.