05 Mar 2014

Tense Situation In Kuchchaveli As Two Muslim Groups Clash


A tense situation occured in Kuchchaveli, Trincomalee this evening (04) when two Muslim groups clashed over an assault on a priest. 

 

Police said one Muslim group, in protest of the assault, had attacked another mosque in the area and set fire on a tent that was beside the mosque. They had also pelted stones at the place of worship. 

A senior Police officer, speaking to 'Asian Mirror' said Police and the Army immediately intervened and brought the situation under control. Security has been beefed up in the area.

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