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Papua New Guinea

13 July 2009

Post-Courier (Port Moresby)

Three young people lost their sole parental figure, grandmother Taita Kiroki, to a stray bullet in a gun battle between police and alleged car thieves in a Port Moresby settlement early Saturday. Bubu Taita, as she was known, heard gunshots, raised her head to see what was happening and was struck by a bullet in the neck. Family members say her head dropped to the pillow. Her three grandchildren had been reared by "Bubu Taita" since their single mother died seven... (

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