US concerned about attack on Sri Lanka students

The United States says it is worried about attacks on Sri Lankan university students during a protest in a former war zone in the north of the country.

A U.S. Embassy statement Thursday said "it is greatly concerned about reports of attacks on students in Jaffna. We call upon authorities to exercise restraint and respect peaceful demonstration."

At least seven students were hurt in Wednesday’s clashes seen as the worst political disturbance in the region since the end of civil war in 2009.

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