14 dead in El Salvador prison gang violence


SAN SALVADOR: At least 14 inmates were killed when violence erupted between two factions of a notorious gang in an El Salvador prison on Saturday, an official said. The killings happened in Quezaltepeque prison, north of the capital San Salvador, and were linked to an internal dispute involving the feared Barrio 18 gang, a spokesman for the presidency told AFP. Prison officials were alerted when some members of the “Revolutionaries” faction of the gang failed to return to their cells. Security agents and riot police sprang into action and found the bodies among some garbage bins. The Directorate General of Prisons, on Twitter, said it was “presumed to be an act of purification among gang members.”


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