Peru anti-oil exploration protest leaves 1 dead, 22 wounded

Rock-throwing protesters battled riot police Wednesday after security forces fired on locals demonstrating against oil and natural gas exploration in the Peruvian Amazon. At least one person was killed by gunfire and 22 wounded, hospital officials said. Protesters were repelled Tuesday night after entering part of a military base that is being used by the Argentine company Pluspetrol in the Junin state town of Pichanaki, police Lt. Edwin Rojas said.



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