February 22, 2019 / 3:32 PM / 2 months ago

One dead in Venezuela's Brazil border area after troops open fire

An ambulance carrying people that were injured during clashes, is assisted on the Venezuelan side at the border between Venezuela and Brazil in Pacaraima, Roraima state, Brazil, February 22, 2019. REUTERS/Ricardo Moraes

CARACAS/KUMARAKAPAY, Venezuela (Reuters) - At least one civilian was killed and several were injured in the southern Venezuelan town of Kumarakapay near the border with Brazil after troops opened fire there, indigenous community leaders and victims’ relatives told Reuters.

Reporting by Brian Ellsworth and Vivian Sequera in Caracas, Carlos Suniaga and William Urdaneta in Kumarakapay; Sarah Marsh

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