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4 injured during running of the bulls in Spanish town

PAMPLONA, SPAIN - JULY 08:  Revellers run with Cebada Gago's fighting bulls entering Estafeta Street during the third day of the San Fermin Running of the Bulls festival on July 8, 2016 in Pamplona, Spain. The annual Fiesta de San Fermin, made famous by the 1926 novel of US writer Ernest Hemmingway entitled 'The Sun Also Rises', involves the daily running of the bulls through the historic heart of Pamplona to the bull ring.  (Photo by Pablo Blazquez Dominguez/Getty Images)

PAMPLONA, SPAIN - JULY 08: Revellers run with Cebada Gago's fighting bulls entering Estafeta Street during the third day of the San Fermin Running of the Bulls festival on July 8, 2016 in Pamplona, Spain. The annual Fiesta de San Fermin, made famous by the 1926 novel of US writer Ernest Hemmingway entitled 'The Sun Also Rises', involves the daily running of the bulls through the historic heart of Pamplona to the bull ring. (Photo by Pablo Blazquez Dominguez/Getty Images)  (2016 Getty Images)

Four people have been injured during the third running of the bulls in the Spanish town of Guadalajara, northeast of Madrid.

City officials said the injured included a 25-year-old man who was gored by a bull. They said the man was injured in his leg and had undergone surgery, but couldn't give any more details about his condition.

The other three people were injured whilst running.

Bull runs, or "encierros," are a traditional part of festivals across the country. The bulls run to the bullfighting arena before they face a matador later in the day.

The Guadalajara bull runs come just days after anti-bullfighting activists clashed with local enthusiasts in the town of Tordesillas, where a centuries-old festival involving the gory spearing of a bull has been banned.

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