Tribes kill chil­dren

Townsville Bulletin - - NEWS -

ELEVEN peo­ple have been killed and “many” in­jured in a fight be­tween two war­ring tribes in a re­mote Pa­pua New Guinea jun­gle. Among the dead were two chil­dren and a heav­ily preg­nant woman, the PNG PostCourier said, with high­pow­ered guns used to at­tack jun­gle vil­lages only ac­ces­si­ble by he­li­copter in the Pa­cific na­tion’s west. The Na­tional news­pa­per said “many oth­ers” were in­jured. Western High­lands po­lice com­man­der Su­per­in­ten­dent Martin Lakari said author­i­ties were strug­gling to stop the slaugh­ter among the Kukurin and Yapetalin tribes be­cause it was such an iso­lated area.

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