Monday, November 12, 2007


MOSTAR, Bosnia (November 12,2007) - Eight people, including seven policemen, were injured and cars were smashed when fans of rival football teams clashed in the southern Bosnian city of Mostar, the Bosnian police said yesterday.

The injuries occurred on Saturday in the western part of the town, the night before a match between F.C. Velez and F.C. Zrinjski, police spokesman Srecko Bosnjak said.

"One man sustained serious injuries to the head and seven policemen were injured while trying to separate the crowd who hurled rocks at each other and smashed two police vehicles," he said.He declined to say what sparked the incident.

Twelve people were detained for questioning and an investigation was under way, Bosnjak said.Trouble continued on Sunday when Zrinjski fans pelted a bus taking Velez fans with stones and bottles. Riot police used tear gas to disperse the crowd, Bosnjak said.

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