Australia sends security forces amid unrest in Solomon Islands

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Australia is sending members of its security forces to contain unrest in the Solomon Islands in the South Pacific. Members of the Australian Federal Police (AFP) as well as diplomats were dispatched to the archipelago, located about 1,800 kilometres north-east of Australia, on Thursday, the Foreign Ministry announced. More members of the security forces were to follow in the coming days. Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison was quoted by the news agency AAP as saying that they would help to ensure security in the country at the request of the Solomon Islands. “The situation remains volatil…

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