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The 800 departures come after two people were killed last Friday by the Indonesian military.
Indonesia’s military said they were separatists while a spokesman for the National Liberation Army of West Papua said they were civilians.

ABC News:

Hundreds more people have left villages in Papua that were at the center of clashes with separatists, Indonesian police said Monday.

It was the second evacuation from the region near the U.S.-owned Grasberg gold and copper mine in a week.

Papua police chief Boy Rafli Amar said about 800 villagers were bused to the town of Timika and are being accommodated in a local hall.


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6.7° N
114.4° E
159.4° E
15.8° S


Timika, Papua, Indonesia

Indonesia (ID) is estimated to have a population of 260.6 million with a growth rate during 2010-2015 of 1.3% pa.
At the same rate of change, in five years' time its population will increase by 17.4 million.