JAKARTA, Indonesia (AP) – Indonesian police say gunmen have attacked a convoy of buses near the world’s largest gold mine in Papua, wounding seven people including one foreigner.
Papua police spokesman Col. Agus Rianto said the convoy was attacked Sunday morning as it traveled from the Grasberg mine to the town of Timika.
He said those wounded included one foreigner, four policemen, another worker and a child.
A spokesman in Indonesia for Freeport, the mine operator, confirmed the attack but refused to give further details pending verification.
Rianto said the foreigner and two policemen were evacuated to Jakarta for treatment.
The mine has been repeatedly targeted with arson, roadside bombs and blockades since production began in the 1970s.