Police had locked up some Al Kumzari guys for shooting off guns into the air at a wedding in Khasab. The next day, a group of other Kumzari guys came to the police station demanding their friend. After a scuffle, they managed to enter the police station trying to free their friend by force. They are now holding out. The police have asked them to turn themselves in by tomorrow and are negotiating with a local Sheikh. Oman has sent in special riot squads from Muscat by air and ferry. Al Kumzari is a major tribe in the region of Khasab.
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|Khasab (Source: Sablat Oman)|