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All hostages held by inmates in Ecuador's prisons freed

Xinhua | Updated: 2024-01-14 13:29

Prison staff members, who had been held hostage by inmates, sit together after they were freed by Ecuador's police and armed forces at a jail, in Ambato, Ecuador in this Handout picture made available on Jan 13, 2024. [Photo/Agencies]

QUITO -- All hostages held by inmates in Ecuador's prisons have been freed, local media reported citing the country's prison agency SNAI on Saturday.

Some 150 prison guards and administrative officials were held hostage by prisoners since Monday amid a surge in violence in the South American country.

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