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WorldMore than 20 reportedly killed in Papua New Guinea violence

08:35  10 july  2019
08:35  10 july  2019 Source:   msn.com

Dozens killed in Papua New Guinea tribal unrest

Dozens killed in Papua New Guinea tribal unrest Twenty-four people have died -- including two pregnant women with their unborn children -- in tribal fighting in Papua New Guinea's lawless highlands, prompting the prime minister on Wednesday to vow to avenge the brutal killings. 

Learn more . You're viewing YouTube in Russian. You can change this preference below. A powerful earthquake and several aftershocks have caused landslides and damaged roads, killing up to 14 people, with unconfirmed reports of up to 30 dead in Papua New Guinea .

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More than 20 reportedly killed in Papua New Guinea violence© Provided by The Associated Press FILE - In this Nov. 15, 2018, file photo, a girl runs towards their home at Port Moresby, Papua New Guinea. More than 20 people including pregnant women and children have been killed in recent tribal violence in Papua New Guinea, media reported on Wednesday, July 10, 2019. 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. (AP Photo/Aaron Favila, File)

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.

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Papua New Guinea Massacre Kills Pregnant Women and Children, Police Say At least 20 people, including pregnant women and children, have been killed in an ambush and retaliatory massacre by villagers in Papua New Guinea, according to news reports and a police spokesman in the South Pacific island nation. The fighting began when six people were set upon and killed while returning from a ceremony on Saturday in the country’s central highlands, Teddy Augwi, the chief police inspector for Hela Province, told The Post-Courier, a newspaper in Papua New Guinea. require(["medianetNativeAdOnArticle"], function (medianetNativeAdOnArticle) { medianetNativeAdOnArticle.

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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.

"This has escalated into the massacre of innocent women and kids," 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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A powerful quake in Papua New Guinea triggers landslides, at least a dozen people have been killed , there are fears hundreds more may be hurt. Porgera is the site of a large gold mine that employs more than 2,500 residents; the quake halted production at oil and gas plants and coffee plantations in

Six people had been ambushed and killed near Peta on Saturday, Hela Police Chief Inspector Teddy Augwi told the newspaper.

The victims' relatives retaliated with rifles the next day, killing between 16 and 18 people at Karida, including pregnant women, he said.

"This is not a tribal fight where the opposing villagers face each other on field," Augwi told the newspaper. "This is a fight in guerrilla warfare, meaning they play hide-and-seek and ambush their enemies."

Many villagers had fled the violence, Hela Administrator William Bando told the newspaper.

It was not immediately clear if any suspects had been arrested. Papua New Guinea Police spokesman Superintendent Dominic Kakas did not immediately respond to a request for comment on Wednesday.

Tribal violence is common in Papua New Guinea's interior, where villagers avenge relatives in retaliation known as payback.

Papua New Guinea Prime Minister James Marape said those responsible for the fatal attacks could face the death penalty, ABC reported.

The prime minister's office did not immediately respond to a request for comment on Wednesday.

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