Friday, July 01, 2011

5 Men gunned down in Juarez

Five men were gunned down in front of a garage in Ciudad Juarez, Mexico's murder capital, while they were repairing an automobile, police said. The victims, who ranged in age from 30 to 40, were killed Wednesday by gunmen armed with assault rifles, the municipal police department said. The attack occurred in a poor neighborhood in the southern section of Juarez, a gritty border metropolis located across the Rio Grande from El Paso, Texas. At least 14,000 "armed criminals" are in Ciudad Juarez and Chihuahua city, the state capital, working for the drug cartels that are fighting for control of smuggling routes into the United States, Chihuahua Attorney General Carlos Manuel Salas said earlier this month...more

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