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Rights Group: At Least 10 Shot Dead in Nicaragua Violence

Monday, 16 July 2018 11:38 AM

MANAGUA, Nicaragua (AP) — A Nicaraguan rights group says at least 10 people were shot dead as police and paramilitary groups attacked roadblocks set up by opponents of President Daniel Ortega's government.

Nicaraguan Pro-Human Rights Association head Alvaro Leiva says more than 20 were also wounded in the Sunday violence.

In the town of Nindiri, Roman Catholic Bishop Abelardo Mata was attacked as he was traveling in a car.

Friend Roberto Petray told the news channel 100% Noticias that the priest was forced from the vehicle by attackers who broke its windows and punctured its tires.

Managua auxiliary Bishop Silvio Baez tweeted that Mata was out of danger following the incident.

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