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Ecuadorian prison clash, killed 116

International Desk
Ecuadorian prison
At least 116 people have been killed so far in clashes between two opposition groups at an Ecuadorian prison, prison authorities say.

At least five inmates were beheaded in a clash at a prison in Guayaquil on Tuesday. The rest were shot dead.

Police Commander Fausto Buenano said the detainees also used grenades.

400 police officers had to conduct operations to take control of the jail.

The prison housed members of the international drug trafficking ring.

Local media reports have suggested that prison violence was ordered by members of the influential Mexican drug trafficking ring, which is currently operating in Ecuador.

Bolivar Gurjan, director of Ecuador's prisons department, said in an interview with a local radio station that the situation there was "terrible."

Voice TV/IA


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