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5 police officers killed in southeastern Nicaragua jungle

5 police officers killed in southeastern Nicaragua; gang attacked to free detained comrade

5 police officers killed in southeastern Nicaragua jungle

MANAGUA, Nicaragua (AP) -- Nicaraguan authorities say five police officers were shot dead over the weekend in the country's southeastern Caribbean jungle.

A National Police statement issued late Sunday says the officers were killed the previous day in a town in the Punta Gorda region after they captured a suspected member of a criminal gang.

It says other gang members attacked the patrol to free their comrade while he was being transported.

One of the officers killed was a local police chief.

Police and army troops are looking for the gang.


Updated : 2021-09-25 00:22 GMT+08:00