PT Freeport vehicles shot at by unidentified assailants

BINTANGNEWS.com – Unidentified perpetrators shot at two vehicles in a gold and copper miner PT Freeport Indonesia (PTFI) mining area in Tembagapura, Mimika, Papua,
on Saturday.

The driver of one of the vehicles, M. Jamil Lampung, 49, sustained injuries from broken glass.

The first vehicle shot at was a PTFI patrol vehicle driven by Jamil at 8:05 a.m. He was passing through Tembagapura district when unknown assailants fired shots at his vehicle. Bullets hit the left door and the windshield of his vehicle.

Jamil, who was on his way to pick up patrol officers at a sports hall, was rushed to Tembagapura Hospital.

“He underwent minor surgery during which pieces of glass were removed from his arms. He has been discharged from the hospital. The medical team says he is in good condition,” said Papua Police spokesperson Sr.Comr. AM Kamal on Saturday.

The second vehicle shot at was another patrol vehicle driven by a man identified as Joseph Nelson Hatch Jr., 49, a United States citizen. 

“Bullets hit the left door and the left front tire of the vehicle. The tire deflated but the driver continued to drive to the Tembagapura Police. He did not sustain any injuries,” said Kamal.

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Editing: T.Bintang

Source: Thejakartapost.com

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