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Five US soldiers injured in disco

BUDAPEST, May 23, 2000 -- (Reuters) Five U.S. soldiers stationed in Bosnia were injured in a stabbing incident on Sunday in a disco in western Hungary, Hungarian police said on Monday.

"There were several thousands of people in that disco... we're now trying to find out what prompted the incident," Laszlo Gelencser, press official of the Somogy county police told Reuters.

One soldier is still in hospital for serious but not life-threatening stab wounds to the abdomen, while the other four, who suffered minor injuries, have already left the hospital, the Public Affairs Office of the U.S. National Support Element (USNSE) said in a statement.

The soldiers, who were on pass at Lake Balaton, were injured in the disco early on Sunday, it said, adding that the assailants were unknown.

An investigation into the incident is being carried out by Hungarian police and the U.S. Army.



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