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Six charged in attack on foreign students

SIX men from Bratislava have been charged with disorderly conduct after three foreign students were attacked in the capital's downtown on November 2, the SITA newswire wrote.

Police have not yet confirmed whether the men who were charged, aged between 17 and 20, were members of an extremist group. Police have not raised racism as a motive either, Regional Police spokesperson Alena Toševová told SITA.

Police are still questioning witnesses and other suspects and looking into other explanations for the attack, including a street brawl. Toševová said none of the attackers or victims was sober at the time.

The three students from Greece, Libya and Saudi Arabia were attacked on the night of November 2 on Špitálska Street, when they were going from one pub to another, the spokesperson said.

One of the foreign students told the media that about 20 men with shaved heads attacked them. He said the police saw the men escaping from the crime scene, but they did not follow them.

The attacked students spent a short time in hospital. The police are also investigating bodily harm charges.

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