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Honduran Soldiers Deployed After Bus Massacre


Reports from Honduras say hundreds of soldiers have been deployed in the capital, Tegucigalpa, two days after an attack on a public bus that killed 28 people.

Reuters news agency quotes a Honduran defense ministry spokesman as saying the soldiers are in the streets to "deter any criminal group."

Police have arrested a suspected member of the Mara Salvatrucha gang in connection with the attack, which occurred about 200 kilometers north of the capital.

The suspect was identified as 23-year-old Alexis Ramirez. Police say he was caught late Thursday driving a car that carried guns and ammunition of the same type used in the attack.

Gunmen left a note at the scene of the massacre challenging politicians who have taken a hard line against organized crime. President Richardo Maduro has offered a 50,000 dollar reward in the case.

Some information for this report provided by AP and Reuters.

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