QUITO (Reuters) – Ecuadorean police said on Thursday 49 kidnapping victims were rescued from the Los Lobos crime gang in a mining region of the southern Azuay province.

An earlier statement by the armed forces had said 46 people were rescued and another five people have been found killed, four of them dismembered.

(Reporting by Alexandra Valencia; Writing by Oliver Griffin; Editing by Andrew Heavens)

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