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Belarus says assailants injured diplomat and damaged London embassy

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By Reuters

<div> <p><span class="caps">MOSCOW</span> – Belarus said on Monday that a group of people damaged the facade of its embassy in London and physically attacked some of its diplomats, badly hurting one of them in an incident on Sunday evening.</p> <p>One of the diplomats was treated for a broken nose, light concussion and a broken tooth, the Belarusian Foreign Ministry said in a statement on its website. </p> <p>The assailants tried to hide, but some of them were detained and they are thought to belong to a radical emigre group called “Nadzeya”, it said. </p> <p>A Facebook group with the same name appeared to support members of the Belarusian political opposition that was crushed in a crackdown on mass anti-government protests last year.</p> <p>The Belarusian ministry said it had called in a British diplomat to protest over the incident and to demand a full investigation. </p> <p/> </div>