Authorities in Venezuela say they have arrested six children in connection with the killing of two soldiers.
The crime has shocked the country, as the ages of the children now in custody range from six to 15 years. They are said to belong to a gang called The Puppies. The sergeants were wearing civilian clothes at the time of the attack. They were smoking cigarettes outside a bar when two children approached them and stole one of their bags. They ran after them but were met on a dark street by several other children with knives. The sergeants were overwhelmed by members of the gang, who stabbed them several times. One of the men died on the spot, while the other died at hospital.