June 16, 2016 / 6:27 PM / a year ago

Russian fans attack Spanish tourists in Cologne

A Russian fan taunts English fans ahead of England's EURO 2016 match against Russia in Marseille, France, June 10, 2016. REUTERS/Jean-Paul Pelissier

BERLIN (Reuters) - Seven Russian soccer fans beat up three Spanish tourists outside Cologne’s landmark cathedral on Thursday, a police spokesman said, adding that six of the Russians were detained.

German media said the Russians were returning to Moscow from the European Championship in France and that two of the Spaniards were seriously injured.

Writing by Paul Carrel; Editing by Hugh Lawson

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