BAUMHOLDER, Germany — Three Baumholder-based soldiers face charges in connection with allegations that they assaulted a group of German soccer fans late Friday after a game between Kaiserslautern and Misenbach.

The fight broke out in a McDonald’s parking lot at 11:15 p.m. The soldiers apparently felt insulted by the post-game chants of the soccer fans, according to the local newspaper Die Rheinpfalz.

A 15-year-old boy suffered an eye injury during the skirmish and was transported to the hospital in Homburg, the paper reported.

One of the soldiers also stands accused of vandalizing a parked vehicle during the ruckus.

Kaiserslautern police referred questions about the incident to the local military police, which in turn referred questions to the public affairs office.

The public affairs officials in Baumholder and Kaiserslautern were working to determine which community has jurisdiction over the case.

German authorities did not release the names of the soldiers or the units in which they serve.

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