JAKARTA - Again a disturbance related to mining company PT Freeport in Papua, the easternmost region of Indonesia. A group of armed men attacked a bus carrying employees of the company, injuring five of them. The police is still on the hunt for the group. The incident happened yesterday afternoon just before three o'clock when bus number two was shot at. The bus was driven by Sarifudin and had dozens of employees on board.
The group of armed men shot at the windows and the body of the bus. All of the injuries were related to shots fired at the windows of the bus. Bus number two, out of a convoy of 16 buses, already was guarded by police and was approaching the check point at mile 50 on the main road from the mine to the town of Timika. The bus continued it's trip to the check point where the injured employees were treated.
There has been a string of incidents along the road from the Freeport mine to the town of Timika since early last month. Three people were killed in those incidents, of which two of them were employees of PT Freeport Indonesia.