Guards, inmates at Gitmo clash over hunger strike

Guards, inmates at Gitmo clash over hunger strike

Guards clashed Saturday with prisoners at the Guantanamo Bay prison as the military sought to move hunger strikers out of a communal section of the detention center on the U.S. base in Cuba, officials said.

The confrontation occurred after the commander decided to move prisoners into single, solid-walled cells so that prison authorities could monitor them more closely during a hunger strike, the military said in a statement.

The statement from the Miami-based U.S. Southern Command, which oversees the prison on the base in Cuba, said prisoners fought back with improvised weapons and guards fired four “less-than-lethal rounds,” to quell the disturbance. The military said there were no major injuries.

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