Seven wounded in clashes between youths from Tombar and El Menchia villages
30/05/2020 14:43, TUNIS/Tunisia

(TAP) - Clashes erupted on Saturday between youths from Tombar village (northern Kebili region) and others from the neighbouring village of El Menchia (Souk Lahad delegation) leaving 7 injured, including some by buckshots.

Dispute over inter-village borders was behind the clashes.

Six wounded had been admitted to the Kebili regional hospital; three had been hit by buckshot and three by stone throwing.

Only one was kept in hospital, the others had been able to return home after receiving the necessary treatment, a doctor from the emergency ward informed TAP.

Besides, a medical source at the Souk Lahad local hospital affirmed that one wounded person had been admitted to this hospital.

Security forces intervened to bring the situation under control and protect people and property.

The local governor and delegates of norther Kebili and Souk Lahad went to the scene to persuade residents of both villages to calm down and help them settle their differences through dialogue.

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