Gunfight in Haddah leaves bystander dead [Archives:2004/770/Local News]

September 6 2004

A potato merchant was killed last Tuesday, and another man injured, when both were was struck by stray bullets during a gunfight near the qat market in Haddah. Sources say that the fight was caused by a dispute between a factory owner from Arhab and an armed contingent, over a piece of land near the market.
The police have begun investigations, but the incident, which is just one of several similar cases to have occurred, has caused much unrest amongst locals, who have expressed their dissatisfaction with the lack of control exercised by the state on gun crime.