MEXICO CITY (AP) — Ten guards and 4 inmates had been killed early Sunday morning when gunmen in armored automobiles attacked…
MEXICO CITY (AP) — Ten guards and 4 inmates had been killed early Sunday when gunmen in armored automobiles attacked the state jail in Ciudad Juarez, throughout the border from El Paso, Texas, state officers mentioned.
A press release from the Chihuahua state prosecutor’s workplace mentioned that round 7 a.m., varied armored automobiles arrived on the jail and gunmen opened fireplace on the guards. Moreover these killed, 13 folks had been wounded, at the very least 24 prisoners escaped.
Mexican troopers and state police regained management of the jail on Sunday. The state legal professional’s workplace mentioned its workers is investigating.
In August, a riot inside the identical state jail spilled onto the streets of Juárez, with violence that left 11 useless.
In that case, two inmates had been killed contained in the jail, after which suspected gang members started shelling the city, together with killing 4 radio station workers who had been selling the restaurant.
Violence is frequent in Mexican prisons, together with some the place authorities preserve solely nominal management. There are common clashes between inmates from rival gangs, who in locations like Juárez function proxies for drug cartels.
Shortly earlier than the assault on the jail on Sunday, metropolis police had been attacked and 4 males had been arrested after a chase, the state prosecutor’s workplace mentioned in a press release. Police later killed two suspected gunmen who had been touring in an SUV.
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