Masked robbers attack Swiss soldiers
14 Jul 2011, 10:00
Published: 14 Jul 2011 10:23 GMT+02:00
Updated: 14 Jul 2011 10:00 GMT+02:00
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.