Kiunga under siege after man shot dead

The mining township of Kiunga in the Western Province was brought to a stand still after rioting and looting broke out today.

Unconfirmed reports from Kiunga say a disciplined officer  shot and killed a man, which sparked the public to run amok causing law and disorder in the township.

Reports received by Loop PNG say the Army has moved into key points in the town and blocked off roads leading into the town centre.

The Army has issued a lockdown of people in the town area with movement of people in and out of town restricted  until the all clear is given by the Army.

Latest information from sources in Kiunga is that communication has been established between police and deceased’s family at the Kiunga Police station…

More to come

Staff Reporter