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Fans probed in soccer paintball attack

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MOSCOW, Dec. 21 (UPI) -- Police said facilities connected to the Russian Soccer Fan Association are being searched following an October paintball attack.

Investigators in the Moscow region said the association, known by the Russian acronym VOB, and its members are being investigated in the October incident, which involved a group of camouflaged attackers shooting midfielder Alan Gatagov and other Dynamo Moscow players with paintball guns at the club's training base, RIA Novosti reported Friday.

Alexander Shprygin, head of the VOB since 2007, earlier said the association's offices as well as his own apartment and those of his parents and girlfriend were searched Friday.

Police said they seized laptops and hard drives that may contain information pertaining to the investigation.
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