Soldiers carrying the body of a dead police officer after about 20 gunmen dressed in military and police uniforms killed three policemen and wounded two others during an attack to free one of the most senior leaders of the powerful MS-13 gang, in El Progreso, Honduras [Roberto Amaya/Reuters]

About 20 gunmen dressed in military fatigues and police uniforms killed three policemen and wounded two others during an attack to free one of the most senior leaders of Honduras‘s powerful MS-13 gang, police said.

Alexander Mendoza, a notorious MS-13 figure also known as “El Porky”, escaped during the attack on Thursday in the city of El Progreso, 175 kilometres (108 miles) north of the capital, Tegucigalpa. He was on the way to a trial

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