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Masked robbers attack Swiss soldiers

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10:23 CEST+02:00

Two masked robbers armed with knives attacked a military patrol in the early hours of Wednesday morning after they were caught trying to steal assault rifles stored at a military facility. 


The two were discovered by a patrol shortly after 3am in a military building in Waldstatt, canton Appenzell Ausserrhoden.

When taken by surprise, they attacked the patrol with knives, injuring a 25-year-old soldier slightly in one hand before taking flight, local reports said.

It is believed that one of the two robbers was also injured in the skirmish, reports said. 


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