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Electricity towers blown up at Peru's Poderosa mine

LIMA, April 5 (Reuters) - Poderosa, one of Peru's largest gold miners, said on Friday two of its electricity towers had been blown up and blamed illegal miners operating near its operations, following another attack on its mine late last year.

The firm's corporate affairs manager Pablo de la Flor told local radio station RPP that no one had been injured at the attack, which follows previous attacks that knocked down some 15 high voltage towers.

Power was restored within a few hours thanks to temporary towers, he said.

Police representatives were not immediately available for further information on the incident.

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This comes after a group of armed men raided the Poderosa mine, in Peru's northern Andean district of Pataz, in December, an attack that left nine dead and 15 wounded.

At least 30 people have been killed in the last two years in attacks by armed groups against Peru's gold mines.

The South American country is a major global producer of copper, gold and silver. Peruvian gold is mainly sold to India, Switzerland and Canada, which according to Peru's mining ministry make up about two-thirds of the exports. (Reporting by Marco Aquino in Lima; Writing by Sarah Morland; Editing by David Gregorio)