Papua New Guinea Prime Minister Peter O'Neill
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Papua New Guinea soldiers mutiny foiled, says PM

Papua New Guinea Prime Minister Peter O'Neill says an attempted mutiny in Port Moresby by up to 20 soldiers has been put down.

The soldiers said they had taken control of the country's military HQ, and demanded the reinstatement of ousted PM Sir Michael Somare.

But Mr O'Neill said that defence chief Brig Gen Francis Agwi, who was arrested during the mutiny, was now free.

Andrea Nicolas reports.

  • 26 Jan 2012
  • From the section World