The FINANCIAL — Some ten people received various injuries when a group of people, apparently skinheads, attacked a rock festival in the Urals city of Miass on Sunday, three of the injured remain in hospital, a festival spokesman said on August 30, Ria Novosti reports.
"There were about 70-100 attackers, all adults. They were bare-chested and armed with bats, some had pistols with rubber bullets… As far as I know, ten people were injured, but there were no deaths," Ivan Boyarintsev said.
As of 02:00 Moscow time [22:00 GMT Sunday], three people remained in hospital. One person is in serous condition, he added.
A spokesman for the local police department dismissed information that a 14-year-old girl died of numerous stab wounds.
"There are injured, but no deaths," the source said, adding that no arrests were made in connection with the attack.
He also dismissed media reported that some of the attackers were detained. No criminal case was launched so far.
Some 6,000 people visited the Tornado-2010 festival, featuring Russia's most popular rock bands, on Saturday. It is not known how many people were present at the moment of the attack.
"The festival continues after the incident, only a small part of visitors left," the festival spokesman said.
Local media said, citing unnamed police sources, that political struggle was seen as the most likely cause of the attack. The event's main organizer, Valikhan Turgumbayev, who was going to run in the October legislative polls, reportedly used the festival for political campaigning.