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LEFTISTS ATTACK PARTS OF SALVADOR CAPITAL

Leftist insurgents attacked parts of the capital a week before a rightist party takes power, and authorities said six guerrillas were killed.

Authorities said the 1st army brigade headquarters was the main target of the offensive on Thursday night, and five members of the National Police, one army soldier and three civilians were wounded.Staccato rifle fire, mortar and grenade explosions resounded throughout the northern sector of the capital in the heaviest combat in San Salvador in years.