BDF soldiers accused of attacking a Guatemalan family killing a minor


Posted: April 21, 2016. 2:34 p.m. CST.

By Dalila Ical: A Guatemalan in Belizean territory has reportedly been shot and killed by a BDF soldier.

There has been no information forthcoming from Belizean authorities as yet but the Prensa Libre reported that a BDF soldier shot and killed a minor, and injured two others on Wednesday evening in San Jose Las Flores, Melchor de Mencos, Peten, Guatemala.

According to the Guatemalan version, BDF soldiers surprised the group of “peasants” and opened fire on the group as they were planting pumpkin seeds between 6:00 and 7:00 Wednesday evening. The report alleges that 40 year old Carlos Alvarado and his sons, Carlos and Julio Alvarado, 12 and 15 respectively, were shot multiple times.

Family members further claimed that the soldiers took Julio with them and he later allegedly died in a hospital in Belize. The others were taken to the Melchor de Mencos hospital for treatment.

Other allegations are that another person identified as 38-year-old Jose Maria Antonio Reyes was also captured in the adjacency zone by soldiers and remains missing.

The report adds that Guatemalan President Jimmy Moralez has firmly condemned the attack and has directly blamed the Belizean soldiers for the death of the minor.

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One Response to BDF soldiers accused of attacking a Guatemalan family killing a minor

  1. Carlos Reply

    April 21, 2016 at 3:47 pm

    I hope the belizian government do something about this cause this situacion can ignite a violence in the region

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