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More than 500 inmates, including some convicted terrorists, rioted in three Lima-area prisons and seized at least six Peruvian officials as hostages to press their demands for improved living conditions, authorities reported. There were no immediate reports of injuries. Prison officials said that in “undoubtedly planned” attacks, prisoners took control of sections of Lurigancho Prison, El Fronton Island Penitentiary and the Santa Barbara Women’s Prison.


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