Ex-Contra killed, 3 hurt in Nicaragua protests
MANAGUA, Nicaragua (Reuters) -- A former Contra rebel was killed by police
Thursday and at least three people were injured in protests by former
combatants from both sides of Nicaragua's civil war, the National
"Different groups, for different motives or reasons, have been putting
Commissioner Carlos Bendana told reporters. "Regrettably, we have one death."
Rafael Urbina, a former member of the CIA-backed Nicaragua Contra rebel
that challenged the Sandinista government of the 1980s, was shot to death by
police after he fired into a group of officers with a Soviet-made AK-47, officials
and news reports said.
At least three others, including a police officer, were injured in clashes
Sebaco, an agricultural region about 62 miles north of Managua, and elsewhere,
Radio reports said protesters were demanding legal title to lands promised
by the government.