14 killed in assault on Mexican border jail

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MEXICO CITY — Ten guards and 4 inmates had been killed early Sunday when gunmen in armored autos attacked a state jail in Ciudad Juarez throughout the border from El Paso, Texas, in keeping with state officers.

The Chihuahua state prosecutor’s workplace mentioned in an announcement that round 7 a.m. varied armored autos arrived on the jail and gunmen opened fireplace on guards. Along with these killed, 13 individuals had been wounded and at the least 24 inmates escaped.

Mexican troopers and state police regained management of the jail later Sunday. The state prosecutor’s workplace mentioned its personnel had been investigating.

In August, a riot inside the identical state jail unfold to the streets of Juarez in violence that left 11 individuals useless.

In that case, two inmates had been killed contained in the jail after which alleged gang members began capturing up the city, together with killing 4 staff of a radio station who had been doing a promotion at a restaurant.

Violence is frequent in Mexican prisons, together with in some the place authorities solely preserve nominal management. Clashes recurrently erupt amongst inmate of rival gangs, which in locations like Juarez function proxies for drug cartels.

Shortly earlier than Sunday’s assault on the jail, municipal police had been attacked and managed to seize 4 males after a pursuit, in keeping with the state prosecutor’s workplace assertion. Later, police killed two alleged gunmen touring in a SUV.

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