Police warn of ‘whole-out war’ as tribal violence in Papua New Guinea kills 19

Police warn of ‘whole-out war’ as tribal violence in Papua New Guinea kills 19

The Guardian

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High-powered weapons, as well as a hand grenade, were used in fighting near Kainantu Town in Eastern Highlands province

Police are warning a “whole-out war” could erupt in Eastern Highlands province in Papua New Guinea, after 19 people were killed in tribal violence late last week.

High-powered weapons, as well as a hand grenade, were used in fighting on Thursday and Friday near Kainantu Town in the east of the country, causing 19 deaths, with many more people unaccounted for, and properties destroyed.

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