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Two dead in gang violence at Ecuador prison after inmate transfers

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By Alexandra Valencia QUITO (Reuters) – Fighting between gangs at Ecuador’s most violent prison has killed at least two people, prisons agency SNAI said on Wednesday, on the heels of attacks against police over prisoner transfers. The confrontation at Guayaquil’s Penitenciaria prison also injured six, the agency said. The transfer of about 1,000 people from the prison to two other detention centers sparked more than 18 attacks on police with guns and shootings against the police on Tuesday, killing five officers. The transfers are an attempt to reduce overcrowding and improve conditions for in…

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