X Close


Published: Thursday December 5, 2013 MYT 2:30:02 PM
Updated: Thursday December 5, 2013 MYT 2:30:51 PM

Ten killed in Nicaraguan gunfight near Honduran border

MANAGUA (Reuters) - Six suspected robbers and four police officers were killed in a shootout in a remote rural part of northwestern Nicaragua close to the border with Honduras, police said on Wednesday.

The gunfight, one of the bloodiest to hit Nicaragua this year, occurred in Bocas de Ayapal in the Jinotega department after police and army units ran into a gang carrying out a robbery on a grocery store, police said in a statement.

Authorities have not yet identified the dead suspects.

Honduras, which has just elected a new president, suffers from the highest murder rate in the world. Levels of deadly violence are far lower in Nicaragua.

(Reporting by Ivan Castro; Editing by Lisa Shumaker)


  1. I’m happy to be alive, says MH192 passenger
  2. MH192 lands safely in KLIA
  3. Malaysia Airlines’ statement on MH192 which was forced to make a turn back
  4. MAS flight bound for Bangalore makes turn back
  5. Karpal Singh cremated after emotional farewell
  6. Karpal Singh’s final journey, thousands bid farewell
  7. Penang mourns passing of Karpal Singh, says Guan Eng in eulogy
  8. Karpal Singh: Photo Gallery
  9. Storify: The Tiger sleeps today
  10. Karpal, my hometown hero