Police in Papua New Guinea's Hela province say five more people have been killed in tribal fighting in the capital Tari in the past week.
Tari has been the focal point for a surge of deadly tribal violence in recent months.
Conflict between tribes was exacerbated by mass displacement of Hela communities caused by a magnitude 7.5 earthquake in the province two months ago.
The sergeant in charge of Tari police station, Thomas Levongo, says police reinforcements recently came from other provinces.
But he told Johnny Blades fighting tribesmen remain very difficult for both their leaders and police to control.