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More than 20 reportedly killed in Papua New Guinea violence


Added 07-09-19 09:03:02pm EST - “More than 20 people including pregnant women and children have been killed in recent tribal violence in Papua New Guinea, media reported on Wednesday.” - Washingtontimes.com

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Posted By TheNewsCommenter: From Washingtontimes.com: “More than 20 reportedly killed in Papua New Guinea violence”. Below is an excerpt from the article.

CANBERRA, Australia (AP) - More than 20 people including pregnant women and children have been killed in recent tribal violence in Papua New Guinea, media reported on Wednesday.

The death toll and dates of the violence in the remote highland province of Hela varied in reports by Australian Broadcasting Corp. and the Post-Courier newspaper.

Hela Gov. Philip Undialu told ABC the latest violence was on Monday when 16 people including women and children died at the village of Karida.

The killings were probably retaliation for an earlier attack that left around seven dead, Undialu said.

The Post-Courier, based in the South Pacific island nation’s capital Port Moresby, reported as many as 24 people were killed in the villages of Karida and Peta since Saturday.

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