Police fire on Peruvian farmers protesting open-pit copper mine, killing 1 and wounding 12

April 23, 2015 3:56 AM

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LIMA, Peru – Authorities in Peru say police fired on farmers opposed to a Mexican-owned copper mine in the country's south, killing one person and wounding 12.

Local health director Walter Vera said a 61-year-old man died from a wound in the lower abdomen. He said six of those wounded Wednesday were hospitalized and six were treated and released.

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