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Gunmen Dressed as Police Kill 12 in Honduras | News | teleSUR English

7.3.16

Gunmen Dressed as Police Kill 12 in Honduras | News | teleSUR English: At least three of the five assailants were armed with AK-47s and wore police uniforms and bulletproof vests, according to a police spokesperson. The attack injured three, while two people died at a hospital later in the evening.

The pool hall was controlled by the Barrio 18 gang, according to police. Honduras is one of the world’s deadliest countries due to gang violence.

Four others were killed in the country’s capital on Saturday, and a fifth corpse was found.

The death comes soon after indigenous peoples rights activist Berta Caceres was shot dead in her home in the early hours of Thursday morning after repeatedly receiving death threats as a result of her activism. She lead a resistance movement against unwanted hydroelectric projects in the western Honduran community of Rio Blanco.


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