30 Jan 2006

Two reported hurt in robbery by Bougainvilleans across the border in Solomon Islands

8:41 pm on 30 January 2006

Solomon Islands police have confirmed that two Solomon Islanders were injured when a group from neighbouring Bougainville staged an armed robbery last week on Ovou Island in Western Province.

Local police say at least four Bougainvilleans were involved in the raid at a logging camp on Thursday.

Three police have been sent to the island to investigate the attack in which a boat, fuel, a chain saw and a radio set were taken.