Hooligans riot in Bosnian town after Croatia's EURO defeatSource: Beta
Mostar -- Riots broke out in the town of Mostar, Bosnia, in the wake of the defeat of Croatia's football team at the EURO 2012 championship.
Hooligans from the western, Croat part of the town late on Monday clashed with police as they tried to reach the eastern, Bosniak (Muslim) part.
The town has been ethnically - and unofficially - divided ever since the 1992-95 war in Bosnia-Herzegovina.
Beta news agency reported on Tuesday that the hooligans caused incidents near a boulevard that marked the war-time separation line.
The police, pelted with stones and bottles, managed to prevent them from reaching the eastern part of the town.
Local media described the scene as "chaotic", with rioters destroying traffic signs and setting garbage dumpsters on fire in addition to attacking the police, who were forced to use tear gas and deploy special forces in order to finally push the hooligans back.
There have been no official reports about any injuries or material damage. Seven persons were detained, while media reports suggest that several police officers suffered minor injuries.