The Associated Press December 5, 2011, 10:15AM ET

Assailants open fire on Honduras newspaper office

An editor of a Honduras newspaper says armed men open fire on the publication's building, wounding a security guard.

La Tribuna's Martin Ramirez says the assailants fired at least 10 times, breaking a glass window on the front. Ramirez says police arrived at the scene five hours later.

The daily newspaper saw a similar attack four years ago. Four police officers were charged in the case.

The U.N.'s expert on freedom of speech reported in October that 23 Honduran journalists have been killed over the past four years.

The Inter-American Press Association says the Central American nation of 7.7 million has one of the worst press-freedom records in the hemisphere.

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