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Salvadoran troops fire into press party; 1 killed

Two journalists, one an American, were wounded and a Salvadoran interpreter shot and killed by Salvadoran police who opened fire on the newsmen, believing they were leftist guerrillas, witnesses say. The shooting erupted Wednesday in the western San Salvador suburb of Aguascalients as the journalists approached the scene of a just-ended 30-minute firefight between police and guerrillas at an electrical substation, the witnesses said.

The wounded American was identified a s George Thurlow. Others in the party escaped unharmed, including TV crews for NBC and CBS.

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