The authorities in Guatemala say there has been a series of attacks on police officers after riot police stormed a youth detention centre on Monday. Interior Minister Francisco Rivas said three officers had died as a result of the assaults.
He said the attacks were probably in retaliation for the raid on the detention centre. It is controlled by the notorious 18th Street Gang, which is active across Central America.
Mr Rivas said 13 suspected gang members had been arrested and many weapons recovered, including a grenade launcher, five assault rifles and several small-calibre weapons(BBC,2017).