The U.N. Mission in Liberia has sent police and troops to help national authorities investigate an outbreak of violence in the country’s north-west, where several people have reportedly been wounded in inter-communal clashes. According to media reports, the incident in Voinjoma, in Lofa County, has also resulted in the burning down of two mosques, one church and other properties. In response to the situation, the Mission, known as UNMIL, sent a formed police unit and military personnel to the area to assist the Liberia National Police (LNP) in Voinjama, which is located nearly 300 kilometers from the capital, Monrovia. “They will work in close coordination with the local county authorities and the security apparatus on the ground to keep the situation under control, and UNMIL will contribute the necessary specialists to assist in the investigation of the incident,” the Mission said in a statement. (U.N. News Service)

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