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Group clash at Himachal mosque during Eid prayers leaves 4 injured

india Updated: Sep 13, 2016 13:56 IST
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Tension prevailed at a mosque in a village in Himachal Pradesh on Tuesday after a group clash during Eid festivities, police said.

The clash occurred at a mosque at Misarwala, located some 25km from Nahan town in Sirmaur district, when one group objected to the Eid prayers being conducted by a particular priest, a police official said.

The official said the other group was insisting that the priest shortlisted by it should conduct the prayers. This led to the clash among the two groups.

“Four people were injured and a few vehicles parked near the mosque were damaged by the protesters,” he added.

At the time of incident, over 3,000 people had gathered in the mosque.

The security in the area has been heightened and no arrest has been made yet.

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