23 Jun 2014

Arrests likely after houses torched in PNG

8:12 pm on 23 June 2014

Papua New Guinea police have been ordered to arrest the soldiers involved in the burning of nine houses, and the destruction of several others, in Kirakira village in Port Moresby.

It had been reported a group of soldiers had burned down the houses as a revenge attack after a soldier died in a brawl with villagers.

The acting police commander Geoffrey Vaki says he has ordered staff from the Criminal Investigation Department to interview the villagers and that arrests are imminent.