Police: At least 18 Honduran inmates die after knife and gun attack

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May 3, 2008 21:34

A Honduran police official says at least 18 inmates have died in a prison attack. Security Ministry spokesman Wilmer Torres says 31 prisoners were attacked by their cell-mates with knives and guns just hours after they were transferred Friday night to a prison in Tegucigalpa from San Pedro Sula, 110 miles (180 kilometers) north of the capital. The prisoners fought back, engaging in a bloody battle. Thirteen survived. Torres said the prison was under control later Saturday and that police are investigating a motive for the attack.


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