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Honduran President Offers Reward for Arrest of Gunmen

The president of Honduras is offering a reward for information leading to the capture of those responsible for an attack on a public bus Thursday that left at least 27 people dead.

Gunmen opened fire on the bus as it traveled through San Pedro Sula, approximately 200 kilometers north of the capital, Tegucigalpa.

A motive for the attack was not immediately clear, although the gunmen left a message at the scene challenging politicians who have taken a hard line against organized crime.

President Ricardo Maduro has called the attack one of the most barbaric and cowardly acts in Honduran history. The president has offered a $50,000 reward in the case and has ordered a joint police-military operation to hunt down the gunmen.

Some information for this report provided by AP, AFP and Reuters.