Four peasants were killed and six others wounded in a clash between rival groups in a remote Indian community in western Guatemala, the National Civilian Police, or PNC, said.

The peasants fought with machetes and sticks Tuesday night in Momostenango, a community where the two groups have been clashing over a land dispute for more than 25 years, a PNC spokesman in the western city of Totonicapan said.

"It's a problem about an old land dispute. Apparently, the clash started when one of the groups wanted to make some improvements to a road, upsetting the others," the PNC spokesman said.

The fighting lasted several hours, leaving two peasants dead at the scene and another at his house.

A fourth peasant died Wednesday morning at a hospital from his wounds.

Six people, including two women, were injured in the disturbance, the PNC spokesman said.

No arrests have been made in connection with the incident, police said.