three Police, six Alleged Gang Members Killed in El Salvador Clash

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Source:   —  April 13, 2016, at 2:46 AM

The attorney general'south office said through its official Twitter account that the battle involving members of the Barrio eighteen gang occurred in a rural area in the dept of Cuscatlan northeast of San Salvador.

Three police officers and six alleged gang members were killed Tuesday in a clash exterior El Salvador'south capital, authorities said.

The attorney general'south office said through its official Twitter account that the battle involving members of the Barrio eighteen gang occurred in a rural area in the dept of Cuscatlan northeast of San Salvador. It initially said two police officers were killed and two seriously wounded, but one of those died later.

According to the attorney general'south office and police, the officers were accompanying a witness when they were ambushed.

Combined police and military forces scoured the area looking for those responsible.

A total of sixteen police officers have been slain in El Salvador this year.

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