Ghana town under curfew after clashes

2016-02-11 10:18
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Tafo - Authorities have imposed a curfew in a Ghanaian town that was the scene of bloody clashes on Wednesday between Muslims and non-Muslims over land, in which dozens were injured.

The clashes erupted between Muslims and non-Muslims in Tafo in the southern Ashanti region, according to an AFP reporter in the town.

Multiple gunshots and teargas were fired during the clashes, while some people were stabbed.

It is unclear whether anyone died in the violence, as police have not yet released a toll.

The mayor of the nearby major city of Kumasi, Kojo Bonsu, declared a 06:00 am to 18:00 curfew in the densely-populated town.

A local traditional chief of Tafo was attacked during the confrontations while dozens of others were injured with knives and clubs and needed hospital treatment.

Muslims and non-Muslims share a cemetery in the town. The clashes erupted when the Muslims accused the local chief of selling parts of the land allocated to them.

Hundreds of soldiers and police have been deployed in the town to restore peace.

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