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Officers injured in clashes with asylum seekers near Catania

Three police hospitalized, no one seriously hurt

17 December, 16:07
Officers injured in clashes with asylum seekers near Catania (ANSA) - Catania, December 17 - Ten police officers were injured, three of whom were hospitalized, following clashes with asylum seekers near the Sicilian city of Catania on Monday. According to police, a dispute broke out between the refugees and officers over documentation needed to recognize their refugee status.

The three hospitalized officers were reportedly struck by a manhole cover, but no one was seriously injured.

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