Gang Violence Near The Border Leaves 11 Dead

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Gang violence leaves 11 dead in Mexican border city – ABC News

A gang riot inside a border prison left two inmates dead. The federal government’s security undersecretary said the violence started inside the state prison after 1 p.m. Thursday.

Two inmates died and four others were wounded in the riot at the state prison, according to local media.

The riot then spread to the streets of Ciudad Juarez. Violence erupted in the Mexican border city of Juarez, leaving several other people dead, including a radio presenter.

Los Chapos, members of the infamous Sinaloa cartel, clashed with the local group Los Mexicles, leading to a riot that left two shot to death and 16 injured.

Gunmen shot four radio station employees to death as they were taking part in a promotional event outside a pizzeria in Juarez, Chihuahua, on Thursday evening.

Ciudad Juárez has long had a reputation for violence, but murders have dropped significantly in recent years. The killings came just two days after violence similarly flared in the states of Jalisco and Guanajuato. A drug cartel gunmen burned vehicles and businesses in response to the arrest of a high-ranking cartel leader.

Authorities identified most of the arrestees as members of the Mexicles, a local gang engaged in drug trafficking and other criminal activities mostly in Juarez’s Lower Valley, or El Valle. Nevertheless, members of the Movimiento Civico political party said they would call for a state of emergency.

For more details on this story, please consider the news outlets listed below.

  1. Gang violence leaves 11 dead in Mexican border city  ABC News
  2. Mexico prison cartel clash spills on to streets of border city leaving 11 dead  The Guardian
  3. Ciudad Juarez lives a day of terror as violence breaks out in the city  El Paso Times
  4. 8 killed, businesses burned near Mexico’s border with U.S. in violence blamed partly on El Chapo’s Sinaloa cartel  CBS News
  5. Gang attacks on Juarez civilians were ‘terrorism,’ mayor said  Border Report
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