Perugia, 9 May (AKI) - Police have arrested two Tunisians after urban
warfare broke out late Tuesday in the central city of Perugia between
gangs of immigrants when a North African was stabbed.
The two Tunisians face charges of resisting arrest and of causing damage
when gangs of immigrants ran amok, smashing store windows and
overturning rubbish bins in one of Perugia's main shopping streets.
Witnesses reported hearing several shots being fired around
midnight, shortly before the North African was stabbed in the stomach
and the head.
The North African has since been operated on in hospital, where his condition was described by doctors as serious.
Police said they were investigating a suspected feud between rival immigrant gangs that may have sparked the late-night rampage.
On the orders of local magistrates, police in Perugia earlier on
Tuesday arrested seven Albanian suspects following a year-long probe
that investigators say smashed a major drugs and prostitution racket in
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