Monday, August 30, 2010

Twenty-Nine House Damaged in Bali Clash

Monday, August 30 2010 14:10 WIB | Bali Update | Dibaca 23 kali

Singaraja (Antara Bali) - At least 29 houses were damaged and eight people injured after two neighborhood organizations at Pengastulan village in Buleleng district, Bali, clashed early Sunday.

"Some of the residents carried pointed weapons but they did not become embroiled in a physical clash. They only pelted stones, bottles and rooftile fragments at each other. The clash did not spread as the police came to restore the situation," Pengastulan village head Ketut Yasa said.

Three of the injured were in a critical condition. They were identified as Muhamad Syarif and Muhammad Azim of Kauman neighborhood organization and Putu Suarjana of Pala neighborhood organization, Ketut said.

Some of the injured were treated at a nearby hospital, while the others treated their injuries themselves, he said.

Seririt subdistrict head Putu Kariaman said the clash was the fourth of its kind in the past few years.

A source told ANTARA some of the residents threw a molotov cocktail at one of the houses but it did not cause fire.

Yasa said 23 of the houses were in Kauman neighborhood organization. They were damaged on their roofs and windows.

The two conflicting neighborhood organizations were reconciled after the security agencies held a meeting with the figures from both sides at around 2 p.m. on Sunday.(*)

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