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African Barrick Says 7 Intruders Shot Dead at Mine; to Probe

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African Barrick Gold Plc said police shot dead seven “intruders” at its North Mara mine in Tanzania after hundreds invaded the project armed with machetes, rocks and hammers in the latest fatal confrontation at the site.

Police called to the area “came under sustained attack by approximately 800 criminal intruders who illegally entered the North Mara mine site and attempted to remove ore,” the London-based company said in a statement. “According to information received, a number of intruders sustained gunshot wounds, resulting in seven intruder fatalities and twelve injuries.”