• 11 dead in PNG tribal fight


    SYDNEY: Eleven people have been killed and “many” injured in a fight between two warring tribes in a remote Papua New Guinea jungle, reports said Thursday. Western Highlands police commander Superintendent Martin Lakari told local media that authorities were struggling to stop the slaughter among the Kukurin and Yapetalin tribes because it was such an isolated area. The National newspaper said the Kukurin tribe retaliated after five of their members were killed in June, killing six from the Yapetalin tribe. PNG is a sprawling nation where many still live traditional and subsistence lives in remote areas.



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