Men in Police Garb Kill 10 in Honduras

At least 10 people were shot dead by men dressed in police uniforms in an attack in the Honduran capital of Tegucigalpa on Saturday, security and hospital forces said.

Five men arrived in a vehicle at a billiards hall in the violent northeastern neighborhood and wielded AK-47 assault rifles.

The men wore police clothing when they attacked, killing eight people and injuring others, said a security ministry source who asked not to be named.

Two other people later died at the Hospital Escuela Universitario, according to a hospital spokesman, Miguel Osorio.

There are 16 homicides on average in Honduras every day, mostly in connection with drug cartels and territorial disputes by violent gangs that are dedicated to extortion.

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