ALUKSNE - Soldiers stationed at Aluksne have once again become involved in a fight with local townspeople, but this time it is the soldiers who ended up in hospital. The trouble began when two soldiers from the mobile regiment in this eastern Latvian town sneaked out of their military compound on Dec. 20 by climbing over a fence. The soldiers, who had just finished a bottle of wine that they'd smuggled into their barracks, wanted to keep drinking at the bars in town. They stopped first at a bar in the local bus station. Then, on their way to another bar, they approached a group of youths a...
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