Reporting on the Mexican Cartel Drug War

At Least 18 Killed in Northern Mexico

Saturday, May 15, 2010 |

A total of 18 people were killed and 15 were wounded in several drug-related attacks over the past 12 hours in the northern Mexican states of Durango and Coahuila, officials said Saturday.

The Coahuila state Attorney General’s Office said that in Torreon a group of cartel hit men killed at least eight people early Saturday and wounded 15 who were taking part in the inauguration of a bar in that city.

The border state AG’s office said that massacre occurred at around 1:00 a.m. at the “Juanas” bar.

Authorities said that a group of men armed with automatic rifles arrived at the scene on board four late-model SUVs and opened fire from outside the establishment.

It was the second attack in that city on a nighttime establishment after another armed group killed eight people at the “Ferrie” bar on Jan. 31.

Elsewhere, in the northwestern state of Durango, authorities said they found at least 10 people who had been killed in various violent incidents over the past 12 hours.

The first attack occurred Friday night, when several armed men shot at a police vehicle belonging to the town of Sombrerete, in Zacatecas state. Two police officers and four civilians accompanying them were killed.

In another incident Saturday morning, authorities found four decapitated bodies next to their respective heads inside an abandoned SUV in a parking lot.

The authorities said the heads had not been placed in refrigerators, as has occurred on other occasions.

Nearly 23,000 people have been killed in drug-related violence in Mexico since December 2006, when newly inaugurated President Felipe Calderon gave the military the leading role against the cartels.

The northern border states, including Coahuila, Nuevo Leon and Chihuahua, have been among the most violence-ridden areas of the country.

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Anonymous said...

quisiera saber si los rumores que en matamoros hoy domingo murio beto fabe presuntamente alquien sabe algo al respecto

Anonymous said...

quien es beto fabe?

RiseMakaveli said...

Huvo muertos el viernes y sabado y alparecer hoy domingo. Mucha gente se cruso deregreso a estados unidos por todo lo que estaba pasando hoy domingo.
Sobre lo de Beto fabe, no lo eh escuchado pero voy a averiguar.

Anonymous said...

confirmada la muerte de beto fabe, tambien la del choco por ordenes de tormenta
y el nuevo jefe es el junior, ex jefe de la plaza de san fernando

Anonymous said...

La informacion es confirmada, otro tema,
Quien sabe quien goberna "La Familia"
Michoacana, de los Betrán Leyva?

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