15 Men Attack Gypsy Camp, Killing 2The Associated Press
ROSTOV-ON-DON -- A group of 15 young men attacked a Roma camp in the Volgograd region, beating inhabitants with metal bars and killing a man and a woman, the Interior Ministry said Friday.
Two other Gypsies from the camp in the town of Volzhsky -- an 80-year-old woman and a 14-year-old girl -- were gravely wounded in the Thursday night attack and hospitalized, a ministry' spokesman said.
Three men, aged 18 to 20, have been detained and face charges of racially motivated murder, Shchekotin said. Police are searching for the other attackers.
In St. Petersburg, where a Senegalese student was fatally shot earlier this month, a 31-year-old Afghan man was beaten at a market on Friday and hospitalized with broken bones and bruises. On Saturday night, two Mongolian students were beaten by 10 unidentified assailants in the St. Petersburg metro.