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Pursuit of escaped prisoners in Mexico claims more lives

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Major attack on prison in Mexico

Pursuit of escaped prisoners claims more lives

After the major attack on a prison in Mexico with numerous fatalities, more people were killed in the pursuit of escaped prisoners.


A total of 26 people were killed in the attack and subsequent chase.

Two prosecutors and five suspected criminals were killed in the operation on Monday, the security authorities in the northern state of Chihuahua said on Monday. The previous attack on the prison in the border town of Ciudad Juárez had already killed 19 people.

An armed commando, traveling in armored vehicles, attacked the prison in Ciudad Juárez on New Year’s morning, enabling 25 prisoners to escape. According to Defense Minister Luis Cresencio Sandoval, ten guards, seven prisoners and two attackers were killed. 14 prisoners and one guard were injured. According to Sandoval, five attackers were initially arrested after the attack.

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