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. Last Updated: 07/27/2016

Young Cossacks Clash

Police opened a probe into a clash in the Voronezh region, where children and supervisors of a youth camp run by a local Cossack group attacked a similar camp with air guns and smoke pellets used against rats, Interfax said Tuesday.

A group of 40 people from Plastun camp, half of them adults, descended on the Zvezda camp Friday night, reported. Zvezda campers said the smoke pellets were thrown into their tents, while those who tried to escape were driven back with shots from air guns. At least one camper was hospitalized with smoke poisoning. Plastun said war games are held regularly but went overboard at Zvezda. Attack organizers face hooliganism charges.