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Papua New Guinea,Australia

8 August 2006

Post-Courier (Port Moresby)

Firearms provided by the Australian Government to police and military forces in Papua New Guinea and Solomon Islands are used in most gun-related crimes in those countries. Sydney University associate professor Philip Alpers said his research implicated Australian firearms in almost all shooting murders in PNG's troubled Southern Highlands province. He said the Australian FN-FAL self-loading semi-automatic rifle was the favoured weapon of criminal gangs in rural PNG... (

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