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Five dead, 2 taken hostage in tribal clash in Papua New Guinea: Reports

Moscow, Aug 3 (UNI/Sputnik) A tribal clash in Papua New Guinea's East Sepik province left 5 people dead, 2 hostages captured and several others injured, the National newspaper reported on Tuesday.
The conflict between Mui villagers of Maprik and Bapandu villagers started two weeks ago, when a Bapandu man in a state of intoxication went to Mui village and chopped the leg of a sleeping man. In retaliation, Mui villagers decided to set Bapandu on fire, the paper added.
In remote areas of Papua New Guinea the police presence is insufficient. No police officers attended the scene of the conflict to impede its escalation and casualties. The police blamed their absence on logistic problems.
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