Nine gang members killed in army operation in El Salvador

April 19, 2015 2:14 AM

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SAN SALVADOR (Reuters) - At least nine members of the gang Barrio 18 were killed in El Salvador on Saturday in a confrontation with the army, which has taken on a larger role in fighting violence in the poor Central American nation.

Prosecutors said the killings occurred in Zacatecoluca, considered to be the country's third most violent city which lies about 60 kilometers southeast of San Salvador.

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