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Shootings escalate in Papua

  • Nethy Dharma Somba and Marguerite Afra Sapiie

    The Jakarta Post

Jayapura and Jakarta | Tue, October 31, 2017 | 10:52 am
Shootings escalate in Papua Security officers from the "Amole Task Force" are on standby at Mile 61 in Tembagapura in Mimika, Papua, on Sept. 24. Two vehicles belonging to mining giant PT Freeport Indonesia were shot at by unknown assailants while traveling to the mining area at Mile 61. (Photo courtesy of/Papua Police)

PREMIUM The Papua Police and Cendrawasih Military Command are bracing for a possible outbreak of violence following a series of shootings around the mining site of PT Freeport Indonesia (PTFI) in Tembagapura, Mimika. The police have issued the highest security alert, known as Siaga 1, effective on Sunday, to step up vigilance against rising gun attacks. The latest shooting incident occurred on Sunda...