Tuesday, August 8, 2006
The Guyana government says it is very concerned about who is providing support to military-styled camps discovered in the country.
The authorities say these gangs are being found in densely forested areas behind some villages along the country's coastline.
Over the weekend a joint police army unit came under fire when it surprised an armed group in one of the camps while on patrol at the back of a village called Victoria about 17 miles from the capital Georgetown.
In the exchange of fire which followed a member of the armed group tossed a grenade at the patrol injuring a policeman and two soldiers.
All three were hospitalised but by Thursday only one soldier was still in hospital, with injuries which are not life threatening.