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Diplomats call for calm in Guyana

Published:Monday | January 28, 2008 | 11:35 AM

Members of the diplomatic community in Guyana have appealed to citizens to refrain from any action that could inflame the volatile situation on the East Coast Demerara.

The appeal comes after the murder of 12 persons including children by gunmen on Saturday morning.

The American and European Union ambassadors and British and Canadian High Commissioners made the appeal as acts of retaliation could undermine recent progress in the development of Guyana.

The authorities said the gunmen attacked five houses in the area, with high calibre weapons and night vision glasses.