Violent clashes in a remote part of Papua have left several dead and many wounded, as hundreds of people flee their homes to escape the violence.

From RadioNZ

Massive clashes in remote Papua leave men dead, many wounded

Mira Kogoya, a 25-year-old evacuee, told the paper the clash went beyond customary rules, with attackers killing everything they found in the street, such as pigs and dogs.

She said they also burned houses, attacked women and children and raped and killed people.

Members of both the military and the police were put on guard in Kwamki Narama district.

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