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YONGSAN GARRISON, South Korea — South Korean police said they are investigating two U.S. soldiers for assaulting a taxi driver Friday night.

The 51-year-old taxi driver said he was attacked in a public rest- room in Itaewon at about 11:20 p.m.

Police said the driver, Park Gwang-yong, remained hospitalized Monday and might require surgery.

Police said the soldiers fled to nearby Yongsan Garrison after the assault, and that U.S. military authorities brought them to the off-base police station for questioning about 11 hours later.

The soldiers refused to comment on the motive for the assault, according to police. The soldiers were brought to the station for a second round of questioning Monday, but police were unavailable to comment late Monday afternoon.

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