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Peru: Soldiers Open Fire at Anti-Mining Protest, Killing 3

HeadlineSep 29, 2015

In Peru, at least three people have died after police opened fire on local residents during a protest at the construction site of a new copper mine. The proposed Las Bambas mine is a multibillion-dollar Chinese-owned project that has faced intense resistance from local residents. Officials say ambulances couldn’t reach the local clinic following the attack because police also shot at a vehicle carrying doctors. At least six people have been killed in Peru in anti-mining protests this year alone.

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