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07 Oct 2019 | 09:59 AM UTC

Peru: Four killed in Huamachuco mine confrontation October 6

Peru News Alert

A violent confrontation in a Huamachuco district mine (northwest) leaves four dead on October 6; heightened security likely

TIMEFRAME expected from 10/7/2019, 12:00 AM until 10/10/2019, 11:59 PM (America/Lima). COUNTRY/REGION Peru, Huamachuco

Event

A confrontation at a mine in the Huamachuco district in the northwest of the country on Sunday, October 6, left at least four people dead and seven injured. The events began as a protest by indigenous groups opposing the presence of foreign civilian security forces employed by the company that owns the mine. Later, the company's security forces opened fire at the indigenous protesters. An estimated 21 people have been arrested.

Tensions are likely to remain high among the indigenous groups. Associated protests are possible in the coming days. A heightened security presence is also possible.

Advice

Individuals in the Huamachuco district are advised to avoid any protests as a precaution and adhere to all instructions issued by local authorities.

 

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