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Three men kill 2 Emiratis in sword fight, arrested in 12 hours

Amira Agarib /Ajman Filed on January 25, 2018
Three men kill 2 Emiratis in sword fight, arrested in 12 hours


Experts urge society to take action against such violence by youths.

Ajman Police have arrested three Comoros nationals for allegedly killing two young Emiratis in a sword and knife fight.

The incident recently took place in on Ajman's Shaikh Mohammed Bin Zayed Road, an official said on Sunday.

The arrests were made less than 12 hours after the incident.

Legal and police experts in the UAE have highlighted the use of violence by juveniles in society with psychological and social problems - also warning about the growing use of knives by some youths.

Although rare, observers see these occasional sword and knife fights as a warning to society to prevent violence that spreading in certain areas. These specialists urged families, schools and the media to play their roles in resolving this issue.

The issue of using knives and swords in fights are a cause of concern for security officials, educators and parents, despite their insistence that it is not a major problem yet.

Security officials have attributed the drop in crimes to security and awareness programs over the past few years.

Dhahi Khalfan Tamim, Deputy chairman of police and public security in Duba, said fighting between groups of youths had almost stopped in Dubai after similar incidents took place in the past.

It is noteworthy that the Dubai Police is exerting efforts to curb such incident through intensifying patrolling and preventing youths from gathering at street corners at night.

Tamim added that youths, who posses sharp-edged weapons, will be incriminated by the Police, taking action against youth found roaming the streets on foot or in cars at night and carrying such weapons into custody.

The police have started summoning the parents of such youths and made them sign undertakings, stating that they would be held responsible if their children are found carrying weapons again.

Amira Agarib

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