Police vs. gangs intensifying in El Salvador

This article reports a recent increase in both extra-judicial killings and murders of police in El Salvador. Nine police officers were killed in January compared to 32 in all of 2018, with rumors that gang members have police uniforms, assault weapons, and a plan to put pressure on newly-elected politicians. On the police side, social media seems to indicate the emergence of death squads that are warning other police officers to leave them alone.

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