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UN Peacekeepers Clash With Crowd in Sierra Leone - 2002-07-19

United Nations peacekeepers have clashed with an angry crowd in the capital of Sierra Leone, Freetown. The violence Thursday left two people dead and three wounded.

Several of the victims sustained gunshot wounds, but it is unclear who shot them.

The U.N. peacekeepers were called in Thursday to break up a crowd targeting Nigerian merchants. The mob suspected Nigerians were responsible for the death of a local man.

Nigerians also make up the bulk of the U.N. peacekeeping force. Freetown was reported calm Friday and shops have reopened.