New Year's Homicide Toll Rises in El Salvador

January 2, 2016 5:06 PM

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The Central American nation of El Salvador is off to a bloody start to the new year after a shockingly violent 2015.

Prosecutors say the worst attack came when armed men in military-type uniforms raided an evening party of suspected gang members and killed six in the town of El Zapote, 80 miles (130 kilometers) southeast of the capital. It followed a pre-dawn slaying of five people in Los Cerritos, 100 miles (160 ...

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