Warlords massacre 11 villagers including 3 children in PNG

Source: Xinhua| 2020-03-13 11:52:11|Editor: huaxia

SYDNEY, March 13 (Xinhua) -- Eleven people including three children were killed after violence flared between warring tribes in the Porgera area of Papua New Guinea (PNG)'s Highlands.

Local newspaper Post Courier reported on Thursday that among the adults slaughtered on Wednesday, there were three females and five males.

Local authorities said the massacre was the latest development in a long lasting war between Miape tribe and Okiru tribe and that the 11 people were innocents killed by warlords from Okiru tribe.

The tribal fight has claimed many lives, including a policeman, recently.

Paiela-Hewa local government president Sailas Ayeila is calling on the national government to declare a state of emergency in the area and hunt down two warlords responsible.