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five dead and eight wounded after a new armed attack

five dead and eight wounded after a new armed attack

This Sunday they were counted five dead and eight wounded after a new armed attack in Ecuadorin the neighborhood Trinidad Island. Among the deceased is a police officer who was shot several times in the head.

“So far we have five people dead and eight people injured,” reported the commander of Zone 8 of the Police, Colonel Fabary Montalvo.

The officer added that the injured “are in different health centers in the city,” according to the local newspaper. The universe.

Witnesses said that three men who arrived on a motorcycle entered a house where a birthday party was being celebrated and opened fire, the commander shared.

The Police suspected that it could be a retaliation in the context of the war between criminal groups for control of drug traffickingaccording to the digital newspaper First fruits.

Violent weekend in Ecuador

This weekend there were at least two other events of similar characteristics, also in the coastal province of Guayas, according to the newspaper.

An attack in a bar in General Villamil92 kilometers southwest of Guayaquilleft three dead, while in Posorja, 116 kilometers in the same direction, it claimed the life of one person.

Last April, another massacre caused a dozen deaths and three wounded.

On the other hand, last Thursday was shot to death the prosecutor of Durán -neighboring city GuayaquilLeonardo Palacios. Earlier that same day, the State Attorney General, Diana Salazar, released a video in which she received death threats.

Ecuador became a strategic point for the transport of drugs to the United States and Europe, and has suffered an increase in criminal violence since last year.

The murder rate nearly doubledfrom 14 per 100,000 inhabitants in 2021 to 25 in 2022, according to official data cited by the AFP news agency.

Source: Ambito

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