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Last Updated: Wednesday, 3 May 2006, 09:27 GMT 10:27 UK
Gunmen kill Honduran politician
A leading Honduran politician, Juan Ramon Salgado, has died after being shot by gunmen at his home in San Pedro Sula on Monday.

Police say the attack was carried out by at least three unidentified men and may be linked to suspected drug gangs.

Mr Salgado was the deputy leader of the governing Liberal Party.

He is the first politician to be murdered in Honduras since the country's return to democracy after nearly 20 years of military rule.

The Associated Press said Mr Salgado was attacked while resting in a hammock. He died in hospital on Tuesday.

Mr Salgado was also a parliamentary deputy for the region of Colon on the country's Atlantic coast.

Correspondents say the region is a focal point for drugs trafficking between Colombia and the United States.

Country profile: Honduras
28 Apr 06 |  Country profiles


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