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Bawku has witnessed renewed clashes as the municipality Tuesday experienced some gun-shots at a gold mine, locals say.

More than $5 million worth of equipment belonging to a mining firm have been destroyed as a result of the clashes.

The heightened tension was reportedly caused by irate youth who are protesting a decision to prevent them from undertaking their illegal gold mining (galamsey) activities. understands the aggrieved youth staged the riots to register their displeasure over the handing of some mining concessions by a Chinese mining company.

At least 15 people in Zogoyire, a suburb of Bawku West have been arrested by the police in connection with the clashes.