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Peru declares emergency on northern border as violence rocks Ecuador


 , Updated 08:38, 10-Jan-2024

Peru's government declared on Tuesday an emergency along its northern border with Ecuador as a surge of violence largely blamed on criminal gangs in the neighboring nation plays out.

Prime Minister Alberto Otarola made the announcement, noting that the emergency declaration would deploy an unspecified number of army troops to support police forces.

Source(s): Reuters
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