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Solomon Islands brings in nighttime curfew in capital Honiara after third day of violence

A nighttime curfew entered into force in the Solomon Islands’ tense capital Honiara on Friday, after a third day of violence that saw the prime minister’s home come under attack and swathes of the city reduced to smouldering ruins.

Police fired warning shots and tear gas to scatter rioters who marched on the house of embattled leader Manasseh Sogavare in the east of the usually sleepy seaside capital.

The mob set fire to at least one nearby building before being driven back towards the city centre, witnessed by AFP reporters.

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