13 Feb '11, 1am

Mexico drug violence kills 30

Mexico drug violence kills 30

MONTERREY, Mexico: At least 30 people have died in Mexico after drug-related violent crime rocked the cities of Monterrey and Guadalajara, and the northern state of Chihuahua, police said Saturday. The attacks were the latest deadly violence gripping Mexico's war on drugs, as the country's various criminal cartels struggle over turf and attempts of the police and soldiers to crush them. In Chihuahua state, 11 people were slain in several separate murders in Ciudad Juarez, Mexico's deadliest city, across from the US city of El Paso, Texas between late Friday and Saturday, authorities said. Police said gunmen also shot dead five other men in an additional group killing on a highway between Chihuahua city, the state capital, and Ciudad Juarez. Separately, around 4:00 am (1000 GMT), a special unit of soldiers and police known as the Immediate Reaction Group stopped two suspici...

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