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Two teenagers injured in group fights using swords and knives.

Summary: AJMAN -- Two Emirati teens were injured seriously in two separate incidents in which juveniles fought using swords, knives and sticks in Ajman on Tuesday.

AJMAN -- Two Emirati teens were injured seriously in two separate incidents in which juveniles fought using swords, knives and sticks in Ajman on Tuesday.

Col Shaikh Sultan Al Nauimi, Deputy Director-General, Ajman Police, said the police were notified by Khalifa Hospital when the wounded teenagers were brought to the emergency room.

The police later arrested those who were involved in the fights and seized the swords, sticks and knives.

The police are on the lookout for two more teenagers who were allegedly involved in the second incident which was more of a gang fight, Col Nuaimi said. He said the first incident, in the Mushairif area, involved two UAE juveniles who fought with swords and knives that led to serious injuries on one. The incident in Al Jarf area involved two groups of three members each. They also used swords and knives in attack. One youth was seriously injured in his leg. The police are making great efforts to end violence in any form among teenagers.
Schools have been included for police campaigns to educate youngsters about the seriousness of fighting and other crimes.

Col Nuaimi urged authorities not to allow weapons such as swords and knuckle-dusters enter the country.

He also called on parents not to allow the children to stay outside late in the night and to be watchful about bad company their wards keep.

A top official of a juvenile centre said more than 50 youths were arrested since January 1, 2010 for fighting with swords and knives.

All of them are aged between 12 and 16 and have been sentenced to one-week jail terms in the juvenile centre, he added.

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Date:Jan 20, 2011
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