During an armed attack on the state, at most 14 people died and 13 others were injured. prison The Mexican border city of Juarez Sunday
According to the Chihuahua state prosecutor’s office, attackers descended on the Cereso state prison in armed vehicles around 7 a.m. and opened fire on guards, Fox News reported. The prosecutor’s office said that 10 guards were killed along with three inmates before Mexican soldiers and police regained control of the prison around noon. The incident saw at least 24 prisoners escape.
After a robbery, five men were taken into police custody and three suspect attackers were shot to death. police chase Shootout according to Juarez Mayor Cruz Perez Cuellar. After getting out of prison, some inmates stole cars in the city.
The Cereso prison is a state prison considered one of Latin America’s most dangerous institutions. According to government officials, it is controlled by an organized criminal group that has ordered attacks on Juarez. Sunday’s assault was pinned on rival gangs, a common theme in the Mexican city that experiences constant violence as drug cartels fight for control of the critical border town just south of El Paso, Texas.
Mexican authorities were placed on “maximum alert” As they continue to investigate the perpetrators of the violent prison break.
The New Year’s Day prison attack follows a prison riot in Ciudad Juarez last year. Two drug cartels set off a prison riot in August that saw eleven people die. The unrest sparked shootings, unrest and eventually spread to other parts of the city. Two groups were involved: Sinaloa and Los Mexicles cartels. Both were linked to the notorious drug lord “El Chapo” Guzman.
Leif Le Mahaieu contributed to the report.
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