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Three seriously injured, 120 detained in Bruges hooligan riot

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BRUGGE, BELGIUM - OCTOBER 18: A general view inside the stadium prior to the UEFA Champions League Group G match between Club Brugge KV and FC Porto at Jan Breydel Stadium on October 18, 2016 in Bruges, Belgium. (Photo by Dean Mouhtaropoulos/Getty Images)

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BRUSSELS (AP) Authorities are investigating a hooligan riot which seriously injured three people and forced Brugge police to detain 120 following the match between Club Brugge and Antwerp.

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Local police chief Dirk Van Nuffel says one policeman was among the seriously wounded as authorities sought to contain a brawl between Belgian fans reinforced by others who had come from the Netherlands.

By Monday morning all were released but investigators were still seeking to see who was at the core of the fighting. Van Nuffel says such hooligan fighting “hadn’t been seen for years.”