JAKARTA - Once again a group of gunmen opened fire at a bus belonging to the PT Freeport mine in Timika. The shooting that took place on Saturday morning injured two men. The bus was said to carry ten security guards and two cleaning service employees of PT Freeport when it was shot at near mile 42 to 43 along the main road leading to the mine around 08:50 local time (GMT+9).
A spokesman of the Papua police, Agus Riyanto, has confirmed the incident and said that the injured were brought to a local clinic in Kuala Kencana. The road leading to the gold and copper mine located at the Grasberg site has seen numerous security incidents in recent months in which three people were killed. Earlier this month the Indonesian army sent 600 personnel to the area to safeguard mining operations. Some 1,300 police were already stationed at and around the mine.