"--IANS/EFE"
Tegucigalpa, June 26 (IANS/EFE) Two people were killed and four others wounded when several armed men burst into a church in Honduras and started shooting, police said.

The attack occurred Tuesday night during a service at a Protestant church in Santa Rosa de Copan in western Honduras, a police spokesperson told reporters Wednesday.

Alex Castillo, 37, and Sebastian Guillen, 18, were killed.

Four people, three of them women, were admitted to a nearby hospital with gunshot wounds, the spokesperson said.

Honduras witnesses an average of over 90 homicide cases per 100,000 people, compared with a global median rate of 8.8 murders for every 100,000 residents.

--IANS/EFE

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