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Papua New Guinea

23 October 2006

Post-Courier (Port Moresby)

MENDI — A total of 136 firearms have been surrendered to the state at the end of the second amnesty period in Southern Highlands Province. By the close of the second period on Friday two areas considered notorious for tribal fighting using firearms, the Nembi Plateau and Poroma surrendered their arms. The tribal conflicts and fighting have reportedly claimed more than 250 lives. The surrender last week included a self loading automatic rifle, a 303 rifle, a hand... (

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