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Papua New Guinea

15 arrested over land dispute clash

An outstanding land dispute and the recent death of a person from alleged sorcery practice resulted in the destruction of properties after a fight broke out between two groups from Lowaiyah and Lapep Lahun village in Mbunai, Manus Province.

PPC Manus, Chief Inspector David Yapu, said the fight on August 8th saw bush material houses burnt down as well as food crops.

The fight also disrupted classes at the Mbunai Primary School. Fortunately, no one was injured.

A team of Mobile Squad 10 members were sent to the area where they arrested 15 people, including the two leaders of the fighting groups.

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