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(Canberratimes) Two teenagers have faced court after three Chinese high school students were allegedly bashed at a bus station in Canberra.
Police said the international students were attacked on Monday night at Woden bus interchange.
Friends of the victims told Fairfax a group had approached the students asking for cigarettes. When they declined, they were allegedly attacked. One victim was believed to have been hospitalised but was now recovering at home.
Two youths, who were not international students, had since been arrested in connection with the assault and put before the ACT Children's Court.
As investigations continue, police said patrols around public transport had also been stepped up throughout Canberra.
"In response to the incident, ACT Policing have engaged with the Chinese community," police said in a statement overnight.