Five injured in attack on Tamil church gathering in Switzerland

16th March 2008, Comments 0 comments

Five people were injured when six gunmen burst into a church near Berne in Switzerland where a group of 50 Tamils were holding a private party, reports said Sunday.

16 March 2008

Berne (dpa) - Five people were injured when six gunmen burst into a church near Berne in Switzerland where a group of 50 Tamils were holding a private party, reports said Sunday.

The gunmen opened fire in the evangelical church at Bumpliz on Saturday, according to police. The six, also thought to have been Tamils, were masked and armed with guns, swords and other weapons. Police say they released chemicals before escaping.

Five injured people were taken to hospital, but none of them were suffering from bullet wounds.

Police believe a family dispute may have been the reason for the attack.

[Copyright dpa 2008]

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