Five Dead, Eight Injured in Armed Attack in Ecuador

At least five people were killed and eight wounded in an armed attack in the Ecuadorian city of Guayaquil.

Police reported that the incident occurred when three men fired inside a house in Guayaquil, one of the cities most affected by crime and drug trafficking in Ecuador.

Colonel Favari Montalvo said in a press statement that so far they have counted five dead and eight injured, explaining that one of the dead was a policeman who was shot several times in the head.

Since early April, a state of emergency has been declared in Guayaquil, allowing the army to take to the streets and implement a curfew, due to increased violence in the city.

Source: Qatar News Agency