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Bus service resumes in San Salvador after driver killings

Bus service at 90 percent in Salvadoran capital after 4-day stoppage due to driver killings

Bus service resumes in San Salvador after driver killings

SAN SALVADOR, El Salvador (AP) -- Bus service is returning to near normal in El Salvador's capital after a four-day interruption due to a string of deadly gang attacks on drivers and warnings to others to abandon their routes.

Heavily armed police and soldiers in military jeeps are deployed along main thoroughfares to keep guard.

Roberto Soriano is president of the Public Passenger Transportation Association. He says 90 percent or more of buses are operating Friday and service should be completely restored by Saturday.

Gangs ordered buses off the streets of San Salvador and killed nine drivers who did not comply, leading private bus operators to halt service.

Late Tuesday authorities arrested the leader of a gang believed to be responsible for the attacks and threats.


Updated : 2021-09-18 02:34 GMT+08:00