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Salvador Rebels Hit No. 3 City

June 19, 1986|United Press International

SAN SALVADOR — Several hundred leftist rebels stormed El Salvador's third-largest city today, killing five soldiers and wounding 40 in their biggest attack this year, a military source said.

Military sources said an undetermined number of U.S. military advisers were on the base in San Miguel, 70 miles east of San Salvador, at the time of the attack. A U.S. Embassy spokesman refused to confirm the report but said no Americans were "killed, wounded or in any way involved" in fighting.

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