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Seven face charges in Kelowna stabbings

09/12/2011 09:47 EDT | Updated 11/12/2011 05:12 EST

Seven men are facing charges following an attack on three men that took place at the University of British Columbia's Okanagan campus in Kelowna in the early hours of Saturday.

Kelowna RCMP arrived at the campus after 1:30 a.m. and found three injured men, two with stab wounds. Police said eight people were arrested.

RCMP Cst. Steve Holmes said police have recommended charges of aggravated assault and possession of a prohibited weapon against six of the young men, whose ages range from late teens to early twenties.

The other will face recommended charges of assault and aggravated assault.

Holmes said the suspects were arrested on Saturday and released, with promises to appear in court on Oct. 6.

The suspects are also restricted from contacting the victims or visiting the campus, which complicates matters for several of the assailants.

Four of the seven men are students at the UBC Okanagan campus, Holmes said.

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