Monday, September 26, 2011

3 Die in violent weekend in Mexican border state

At least three people, including a police officer and a prison guard, were gunned down over the weekend in the northern Mexican state of Chihuahua, officials said. Gunmen traveling in at least two vehicles killed a Ciudad Juarez municipal police department lieutenant on Sunday. The officer, who was identified by the department only by the surname of Maldonado, was driving his SUV down a busy street in Ciudad Juarez, a border city located across the Rio Grande from El Paso, Texas, when the gunmen cut him off and opened fire. A guard at the Aquiles Serdan prison in Chihuahua city, the state capital, was killed by gunmen on Saturday while he was driving to Ciudad Juarez, the AG's office said. The unidentified guard was attacked at kilometer 18 of the Chihuahua-Ciudad Juarez highway by gunmen aboard a vehicle, the AG's office said. A 20-year-old man who was dancing at a club in Chihuahua city died after gunmen doused him with gasoline Saturday night and set him on fire, prosecutors said...more

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