Contras Kill 3 in Year’s 1st Raid, Managua Says

From Reuters

Contras killed three civilians, including a 3-year-old girl, and wounded three others in northern Nicaragua in their first attack of 1989, the Defense Ministry said Tuesday.

The attack occurred Monday on the settlement of La Maranosa in northern Jinotega province, it said. An uneasy truce has been in effect since March, 1988, between Sandinista troops and the U.S.-backed Contras, but each side accuses the other of repeated violations.