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5 killed, 8 injured in armed attack in Ecuador


Mon 05 Jun 2023 | 12:39 PM
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Police in Ecuador announced that at least 5 people were killed and 8 others were injured in an armed attack on a house in Guayaquil, one of the cities hit by crime and drug trafficking in the country.

According to eyewitnesses, three men who arrived on a motorcycle in the Isla Trinitaria district, in the southern part of the city, broke into a house where they “shot several times”, News Bulletin 247 reported.

“We have five dead and eight injured,” police director Fabri Modalvo told a press conference. Among the victims is a policeman, he pointed out.

Ecuador is witnessing a wave of violence due to a conflict among gangs involved in drug trafficking, and drug-related crimes have almost doubled the murder rate between 2021 and 2022, bringing the death toll to between 14 and 25 per 100,000 of the population.