Monday, October 10, 2011

Six police officers killed in ambush


Mexico City - Six police officers were killed in a suspected drug gang attack in the northern Mexican state of Zacatecas, after they were ambushed when driving home from a party, a report said on Monday. 

The policemen were returning to the city of Valparaiso in the early hours of Sunday after attending a festival in a nearby town, when they were held up by a group of gunmen who assaulted their vehicle with heavy weapons, said the Jornada newspaper on its website. 

The attackers threw a grenade into the vehicle and the victims were burned to death, investigators told the newspaper. 

Near the charred remains of the policemen's vehicle were three other unidentified bodies of people who had apparently been also recently executed, officials said. 

The death toll in Mexico's increasingly chaotic drug wars in the first nine months of this year alone has hit 10 000, according to a recent tally by the newspaper Reforma. The deadliest states were Chihuahua, Nuevo Leon, Guerrero and Sinaloa, it found. 

About 41 000 people have been killed since Mexico launched a major crackdown in 2006 against powerful drug gangs which are themselves locked in brutal turf wars over lucrative trade routes from Central America to the United States.


Source-
http://www.iol.co.za/news/world/six-police-officers-killed-in-ambush-1.1153634

2 comments:

  1. Sorry about the dead cops,but this constant drumbeat Drug War,41,000 killed,Calderon, JUST what is the point? If nothing else Mexico is a shithole of corruption and crime, how do you change that,who is going to change that? Do you expect poetry, marches,songs, the tooth fairy to do the trick? Mexico must stay the course for the next 30 years and build a true country,drug dealers will always be there BUT IN THEIR PLACE AT THE BOTTOM, Good Luck Mexico.

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  2. You either live in shit or.... You get out of shit and wash off... Leaving you refreshed!! Thank you Mr. Calderon, the right thing isn't always easy, but it has to be done... On and up!! Wolfs will never win as long as there are a few good sheep dogs protecting the flock! To the officers and their families, your in our prayers...

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