10 Sep 2009

Car of Indonesian military fired at in Papua

3:28 pm on 10 September 2009

A car belonging to an Indonesian military official in Papua has come under fire near the Freeport mine in Timika despite increased police security.

A spokesperson for the Papua police says no one was injured in the incident.

This latest shooting came as about 600 Indonesian soldiers arrive in Timika.

The Jakarta Post reports the soldiers have joined more than 13-hundred police personnel guarding the mining company.

In July, shootings occurred at the intersection between the town of Timika and Freeport's Grasberg mining site, killing an Australian employee, an Indonesian security guard and a policeman.

More shootings, apparently aimed at Freeport workers, disrupted the area in August.