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28 August 2003 Edition

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Catholic teenagers hurt in sectarian attack

ne of his friends received puncture wounds and bad bruising to his back.

Foster's father fears for young nationalist in the area after his son had his arm broken in the sectarian attack.

"My son has been badly affected by this attack and his friends are very scared," he said. "It has been fairly quiet around this area during the summer, but these sort of sectarian attacks are happening and they don't make the headlines. Young people around here have to be very careful".

Sinn Fein councillor Margaret McClenaghan said that only for cars stopping and people coming out of their homes, the boys could have been killed.

"The UDA are intent on raising sectarian tensions in the North Belfast area. These sectarian attacks are becoming more frequent and they are becoming particularly vicious in their nature," she said. "I am urging all unionist politicians to take stock of what is happening in this area and to get these sectarian attacks stopped immediately".

McClenaghan called on nationalists to be very vigilant in the coming weeks.

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