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Indonesia: Dozens wounded in Kupang clash

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Yemris Fointuna

Kupang, East Nusa Tenggara - Dozens of people were wounded, two of them in a critical condition, when a clash broke out between local residents and former East Timor refugees in Oebelo village of Central Kupang district in the East Nusa Tenggara capital of Kupang on Sunday evening.

At least five houses were burned down while the main road connecting Kupang and Atambua is being blockaded by the two warring groups.

Tension has gripped the town despite the local police's efforts to restore peace and order.

The security authorities have not given any official statement concerning the violence.