Islamic factions clash in Beruwala, 3 killed

[TamilNet, Saturday, 25 July 2009, 07:57 GMT]
Three Muslim civilians were killed and seven others injured in a clash between two Islamic factions, Tawjeed and Ahla Sunnat Jamatt in Beruwala of Kalutara district Friday night, Sri Lankan Police said. Most of the shops in the predominant Muslim town Beruwala, remain closed on Saturday.

A mosque also has been burnt, additional police has been deployed to keep the situation under control, Police further said.

The Tawjeed faction is allegedly funded by some Middle-Eastern countries.


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