ONE DEAD IN GUNFIGHT WITH SOLOMON ISLANDS' POLICE AND ARMED MEN

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HONIARA, Solomon Islands (December 31, 1998 - Radio Australia)---One man has been killed in a shoot-out between a group of armed men and police in Solomon Islands' Central Province.

The victim was reportedly shot in the chest in the incident, which took place on Bungana Island. policeman was also injured.

Commissioner of Police Frank Short says police seized a quantity of weapons from the armed men who are now in police custody pending charges.

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