NSC on facebookNSC on twitterNSC RSS news feed

NSC strongly condemns the vile murder of 5 Sandinista supporters

NSC News | Monday, 21 July 2014 |

Four Sandinista supporters were killed and 24 injured when armed men opened fire on a bus carrying them home from 35th anniversary celebrations. The ambush happened on the Inter-American highway, in the community of Las Calabazas, Matagalpa. A similar attack occurred about the same time in San Ramon in Matagalpa claiming the life of a 19-year old passenger.

Nicaraguan Police Chief Aminta Granera said four suspects have been taken into custody for questioning.

A previously unknown rearmed contra group calling itself the Armed Forces for National Salvation-Army of the People (FASN-EP) has claimed responsibility for the attack on social media.