At least 14 dead in armed attack on prison in Mexican border city Juarez
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[January 02, 2023]
MEXICO CITY (Reuters) - Mexican authorities said on Sunday at
least 14 people died in an armed attack at a prison in the northern
border city Juarez and two more died during a later armed aggression
elsewhere in the city.
Guns and bullets are seen in front of the
Cereso state prison number 3 secured by the security Forces after
unknown assailants entered the prison and freed several inmates,
resulting in injuries and deaths, according to local media, in Ciudad
Juarez, Mexico January 1, 2023. REUTERS /Jose Luis Gonzalez
Chihuahua state prosecutor said in a statement that among those
who died in the prison attack were 10 security personnel and
four inmates, while another 13 were hurt and at least 24
It was not immediately clear who carried out the attack.
The prosecutor said initial investigations found the attackers
arrived at around 7 a.m. local time at the prison in armored
vehicles and opened fire.
Minutes earlier, authorities had reported a nearby attack
against municipal police. After a chase, four men were captured
and a truck seized.
In a different part of the city, two more drivers died later in
the day following what authorities called an armed aggression.
The state prosecutor did not specify whether the three incidents
In August, hundreds of Mexican soldiers were sent to Juarez
after a prison face-off between members of two rival cartels
caused a riot and shootouts that killed 11 people, most of them
(Reporting by Tomas Bravo and Adriana Barrera; Editing by
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