The World : Salvador Ambush Reported

Salvadoran rebels ambushed a military convoy, killing as many as nine soldiers and wounding 21, civilian and military sources said. The attack, the worst in several months, began when a rebel mine exploded under the first truck of a three-vehicle military convoy a mile from the town of San Isidro in combat-torn Cabanas province, 40 miles east of San Salvador. The sources said heavy fighting followed the ambush before the rebels were driven off. The attack came as the foreign ministers of the five Central American countries, which on Aug. 7 signed a regional peace plan, prepared for their meeting this week in San Salvador.

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