On 26 July 2022, Papua New Guinea’s National Security Advisory Council ordered the deployment of 100 soldiers in the capital Port Moresby and placed another 130 on standby to assist police officers in containing election-related violence. Military personnel will serve sentry duty at roadblocks and checkpoints in the capital, searching vehicles and pedestrians for weapons until the general election concludes on 29 July. Local businesses have also been ordered to suspend regular operations ahead of a curfew, the times for which the prime minister is expected to announce within the next 48 hours. The deployment follows a 24 July attack perpetrated by suspected gang members against voters at a polling station located outside Sir John Guise Stadium in Port Moresby’s city center.