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Rival soccer fans fight in Colombia, leaving 11 injured, 135 detained; policeman loses finger
BOGOTA, Colombia (AP) ' Fighting between rival soccer fans at a game in Colombia has left 11 people injured. Officials say a police officer lost a finger.
Authorities said Thursday three people were in serious condition. Police said they have detained 135 people.
Fans from America and Deportivo Cali clashed before, during and after the game Wednesday in Cali. The violence occurred even though fan groups from both teams had agreed on a peace pact.
Last Sunday, one man was shot dead and nine people were wounded in knife attacks after fans of Medellin rivals Atletico Nacional and Independiente fought each other and among themselves.
Police reported 315 arrests and confiscated more than 450 knives at the time.