24 hours of synchronized drug raids in Ecuador that killed 5 policemen and led to a new state of emergency

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Car bombs were used in synchronized attacks.

Two Ecuadorian provinces experienced 24 hours of terror when armed gangs carried out synchronized attacks that President Guillermo Lasso described as a “declaration of war” against the rule of law, government and citizens.

The president has ordered a new state of emergency in Guayas and Esmeraldas for 45 days, which includes a curfew from nine in the evening to five in the morning.

According to the newspaper El Universo, there are so far five dead policemenkilled while patrolling the streets of these two provinces.

Most of the attacks took place between 1 and 3:30 a.m. and involved the detonation of explosive devices and car bombs around gas stations, bus terminals and police stations.

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