New violence in capital of East Timor

New violence in  capital of East Timor
New violence in capital of East Timor

A political solution to the crisis that has engulfed the country appeared little closer, as widespread lawlessness entered its second week despite the presence of a foreign peacekeeping force numbering some 2,000.

Dozens of fighters wailed at each with clubs and machetes near a bridge in the troubled suburb of Comoro on Friday, as a building burned in the background. Australian soldiers rushed to the scene and tried to break up the clash, the AP reports.