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Thursday June 26, 2014

Armed Men Attack Church Killing 2, Injuring 4 in Honduras

Armed Men Attack Church Killing 2, Injuring 4 in Honduras

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Two people were killed and four others wounded when several armed men burst into a church in western Honduras and began shooting, the National Police said Wednesday.

The attack occurred Tuesday night during a service at a Protestant church in Santa Rosa de Copan, a police spokesperson told reporters.

Alex Castillo, 37, and Sebastian Guillen, 18, were killed.

Four other people, three of them women, were admitted to a nearby hospital with gunshot wounds, the spokesperson said, without offering any details on their condition.

Honduras, one of the most dangerous countries in the world, experiences suffers 90.4 homicides per 100,000 people, compared with a global median rate of 8.8 murders for every 100,000 residents.

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