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Costa Rican officials charged that Nicaraguan troops crossed into their territory and opened fire on a Costa Rican patrol, killing at least one civil guardsman and wounding nine others. The officials said the Nicaraguans fired mortars before crossing the border at Tiricias, about 75 miles north of San Jose, and then “opened fire on our men from two hills within our territory.” Another nine members of the Costa Rican patrol were reported missing. Nicaraguan officials in Managua denied the Costa Rican charge.


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