Three indigenous people were killed in a confrontation between residents of the Kukama community and the Peruvian national police on Sunday in the Lote 95 oil field in the city of Brittany in the north of the country.
Interior Minister Jorge Montoya has confirmed to the Peruvian RPP station that three indigenous people were killed and another 17 injured – eleven indigenous people and six agents – in the confrontation, although none were serious.
“Some police officers have been evacuated to Requena. According to the first report, most of them have pellets that act on the knees, cheekbones, legs and shoulders, and some have entry and exit holes,” he said.
The Interior Ministry reported in a statement that the incidents began Saturday night when “an approximate group of 70 villagers appeared outside the Petrotal Company facilities, armed with” spears and pellets “to request” the paralysis of the Work of the Referred Oil Camp “.