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Indonesia police injured in attack at US gold mine

Indonesia police injured in attack at US gold mine

Authorities say gunmen fired at a patrol car near a U.S.-owned gold mine in eastern Indonesia, wounding one policeman.
Police Maj. Gen. Saud Usman Nasution says the company-owned car carrying six police officers was attacked Monday about 23 miles (37 kilometers) from the Grasberg mine, operated by Freeport-McMoRan Copper & Gold Inc.
Police are searching for the attackers, who fled into the jungle after wounding a policeman in his face.
The mine in remote Papua province has large gold and copper reserves.
Most of its 12,000 workers walked off the job Sept. 15, demanding that their salaries be raised from about $3 an hour to as high as $33.
Last month, two workers were shot by police trying to control a crowd and three were killed by unidentified gunmen.