The Papua New Guinea Highlands are experiencing escalating tribal conflicts fueled by political and business elites, according to police. A video showing naked and mutilated corpses being dragged behind a vehicle has circulated widely online. Police have retrieved 11 bodies in Enga province, with the violence believed to have been carried out by hired gunmen. The police commander warned gunmen not to get involved in tribal fights that are not theirs. Papua New Guinea has struggled with tribal violence, corruption, and lack of infrastructure and healthcare. The country has one police officer for every 1,800 people.
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