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PM says Papua New Guinea army mutiny is over

27 January 2012 Last updated at 09:14 GMT

A group of soldiers who staged a failed mutiny in Papua New Guinea on Thursday are demanding a full pardon, Australian media reports say.

Prime Minister Peter O'Neill said that the attempt in Port Moresby was ''a desperate act''.

The group of up to 20 soldiers demanded the reinstatement of ousted PM Sir Michael Somare.

The incident related to the conflict between Mr O'Neill and Sir Michael, who both claim the PM role.

Duncan Kennedy reports.