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World IN BRIEF : GUATEMALA : 11 Slain by Troops at Protest March

From Times Staff and Wire Reports

Troops shot and killed at least 11 people in a central Guatemalan town after hundreds of residents marched on an army compound to protest a military raid, witnesses said. Wailing relatives stood over the bodies of nine men and two boys laid out in the City Hall of Santiago Atitlan, 50 miles west of Guatemala City. Rescue workers said at least 18 people were taken to hospitals with bullet wounds. Residents said the army raked a crowd of 2,000 to 3,000 people with machine-gun fire after they had marched on the barracks to protest the raid, in which they say soldiers robbed a store and seized its owner.


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