Five injured in attack on Tamil gathering

March 16th, 2008 - 5:29 pm ICT by admin  

Berne, March 16 (DPA) Five people were injured when six gunmen burst into a church in a Swiss city where a group of 50 Tamils were holding a private party, reports said Sunday. The gunmen opened fire at the evangelical church at Bumpliz Saturday, according to police.

The gunmen, also thought to be Tamils, were masked and armed with guns, swords and other weapons. Police said they released chemicals before escaping.

Five injured people were taken to hospital, but none of them suffered bullet wounds. Police believe a family dispute may have been the reason for the attack.

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