El Salvador police report 62 homicides in one day, blame gang violence

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El Salvador saw 62 homicides on Saturday, police said, as the country’s lawmakers weigh introducing a state of emergency over the surge in gang violence.

“This Saturday, March 26 has ended with 62 homicides in the country,” the National Civil Police posted on Twitter.

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“We will not back down in this war against gangs, we will not rest until the criminals responsible for these acts are captured and brought to justice,” they added.

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