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30 Mar 2020 | 01:46 PM UTC

Indonesia: Gunmen kill one, wound six others at mining office in Timika (Papua province) March 30

Gunmen from unspecified criminal outfit kill one person and wound six others at mining office in Timika (Papua province) on March 30; similar attacks on mining operations possible over the near term

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Event

Gunmen from an unspecified criminal outfit reportedly opened fire on a mining office in Timika (Papua province) around 14:00 (local time) on Monday, March 30, killing one person and wounding six others. Workers have been evacuated from the office. Security forces were reportedly in pursuit of the assailants in the Kuala Kencana area following the attack.

Similar attacks on mining operations are possible in Papua province over the near term.

Context

Armed separatists have launched several attacks near mining areas in Papua province in recent years, including assaults on vehicles traveling on the main supply route to a mining area near Timika.

Advice

Individuals in the Timika area are advised to monitor developments, avoid the vicinity of the mining office, and adhere to all instructions issued by the local authorities and their home governments.