Ten people have been killed in tribal violence in Papua New Guinea's Enga province.
RNZ Pacific's PNG correspondent, Melvin Levongo, said fighting erupted between Kandep and Paiela tribes near the Porgera gold mine site.
This led to warring factions setting up roadblocks to ambush their enemies, Mr Levongo said.
Seven men died at a road block and another three people were killed in retaliation for the deaths, he said.
Police were able to provide security in the provincial capital Wabag and at the Porgera Mine site but were outnumbered in the conflict zones.
More than 10 people killed in Enga Province and thousands displaced as tribal fight continues between Pogera and Kandep section. pic.twitter.com/tL3h8KB8d4— Melvin Levongo (@LevongoMelvin) November 25, 2018