Indonesian Muslim-Christian violence erupts again

Simmering sectarian tensions in Ambon, the Moluccan capital, have come to a head again in a series of ugly clashes.
Indonesian Muslim-Christian violence erupts again
16 people were wounded, one from a gunshot wound to the chest, in sectarian violence in the city of Ambon, the capital of the Moluccas. At dawn yesterday two opposing factions, separated by a road, clashed in a bitter battle at the end of which some houses were set on fire. Local sources said that the violence began late in the evening of December 12, with an exchange of insults and the throwing of fire bombs between the two opposing camps. Overnight, the situation degenerated to the point of urban warfare, only quelled by police intervention. Officers seized several weapons including Molotov cocktails and "traditional" arrows, machetes and spears. Yesterday’s clashes followed just 24 hours after a previous episode of violence: on December 12 two people were seriously injured, following a knife attack, so far the police are not able to identify the assailants. Full Story: Ambon, more Muslim-Christian violence: 16 injured, houses burnt Source: AsiaNews.it  
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