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Communal clash over trivial issue, three receive bullet injuries

Communal clash over trivial issue, three receive bullet injuries

Biharsharif(Bihar): A clash broke out between members of two communities here in Nalanda district on Saturday in which three persons received gunshot injuries, police said.

Superintendent of Police of Nalanda, Sudhir Kumar Porika, said the incident took place in the district headquarter town of Bihar Sharif where members of two communities clashed over a trivial issue at Paharpur locality.

Gunshots were fired and stones hurled from both sides for about an hour until police reached the spot and brought the situation under control, the SP said.

Three persons received bullet injuries. The condition of two of them was critical and they have been referred to a hospital in Patna while one of the injured is undergoing treatment at the Sadar Hospital in Bihar Sharif, Porika said.

The situation was tense but under control and a meeting of peace committee will be convened soon to restore complete normalcy in the area, the SP added.