Papua New Guinea police are enforcing a 12 hour curfew in the Port Moresby settlement of Eight-Mile after a weekend ethnic clash, which led to the deaths of three men and resulted in 20 homes being burnt.
The police operations involve monitoring of the area between 6pm and 6am over the next few days, the Post Courier reports.
A total liquor ban is also in place.
Provincial Police Commander Anthony Wagambie Junior said the dusk to dawn curfew would ensure peace and normalcy returns to the settlement.
Meanwhile, National Capital District Governor Powes Parkop has warned anyone who instigates or is involved in ethnic clashes in the city will face being repatriated back to their province of origin.