Bosnian Croats, Muslims clash after World Cup game

June 14, 2006 13:11


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Bosnian Croat and Muslim fans collided in this southern Bosnian town following the World Cup match Tuesday between Brazil and Croatia, leaving one person seriously wounded by a gunshot and dozens injured, police officials said. "Shortly after the game ended, a large group of fans gathered and started throwing stones and breaking windows, destroying benches, bus stops and vehicles," police spokeswoman Lejla Trivun told The Associated Press. Croatia played well in a 1-0 loss to the defending World Cup champions and when Bosnian Croats celebrated the good showing by neighboring Croatia, they collided with Muslims who cheered for Brazil. "Special police forces were deployed and detained 26 persons. Six officers were injured and three police vehicles were damaged. Gunfire was reported and one person has been seriously wounded," Trivun said.

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