14 Jul 2009

Third death around Freeport shootings in Papua confirmed

9:22 am on 14 July 2009

A police officer has been found dead on a section of the road connecting Timika and Freeport Indonesia's Grassberg mine in Papua, after being declared missing following a deadly attack on a convoy of police troops at the weekend.

Papua police say the body was discovered in a ravine.

The officer was among the police personnel flanking Freeport security guards who were ambushed by a group of armed people on Sunday.

A Freeport security guard was killed in the attack.

An Australian employee of Freeport was killed in a separate ambush on Saturday.