15 Nov 2013

Police probe into attack at PNG university continues, four months on

9:24 am on 15 November 2013

The police in Papua New Guinea say investigations are continuing into a violent attack by soldiers at a university campus four months ago.

Dozens of people were reportedly injured when more than 30 soldiers assaulted staff and students at the University of PNG's Medical and Health Sciences campus and the adjacent Port Moresby General Hospital.

The Prime Minister Peter O'Neill has promised that those found to be responsible for the rampage will be removed from the military.

The police say they have spoken with a number of suspects but they cannot disclose when any potential arrests might be made.

They say they have been liaising with the defence force which is carrying out its own investigation into the incident.