GUATEMALA: Angry Townspeople Kill 3 Suspected Kidnappers

Enraged residents of an Indian community in northern Guatemala lynched three presumed kidnappers while a fourth man managed to save himself and was admitted to a hospital, authorities said Sunday.

A spokesman for the National Civil Police of Quiche told reporters that the violent incidents took place Saturday night in the village of San Antonio, populated by Ixcan Indians, some 318 kilometers (197 miles) north of Guatemala City, when a group of residents captured the alleged kidnappers.

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