19 January 2014

2013 Closes with more gang violence on the streets of Dili

ETLJB 19/01/2014 - Conflict among the youth of the county's capital, Dili continued through to the end of 2013 with further violent clashes in the suburb of Lahane in December last.

Two groups of youths from the west and the east of Lahane were involved in the violence that left one young man with injuries. TVTL reported on 16/01 that state security agencies comprised of State Secretary of Security representatives, the Dili District police commander and community leaders have been coordinating to try to resolve the conflict.

TVTL also reported that both groups of the youths involved have appealed to the authorities to legally process those suspected of having committed crimes during the violence. In response, the Dili District Police Commander, Pedro Belo said the police always carry out their tasks to strengthen peace and stability and would take necessary action against people who try to destabilise situation in the country. Source: Televizaun Timor-Leste 16 January 2014 Edited by Warren L. Wright

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