Mexico prison attack kills 14 as dozens of inmates escape
According to government officials, at least 14 people were killed and dozens more escaped following a brazen armed attack on a Mexican border prison in Juarez. It happened on Sunday, January 1.
In a Monday statement, the Chihuahua State Attorney General’s Office stated that 10 security and four prisoners were killed and 13 others were injured.
According to the prosecutor’s office, the incident started around 7 a.m. on Sunday when Gunmen in armored vehicles entered the prison and opened fire on security personnel.
According to authorities, 24 inmates escaped after taking advantage of the situation.
Ciudad Juarez, just across the US-Mexico border from El Paso, Texas, is one of Mexico’s deadliest cities and an epicenter of drug cartel violence. The rival Juarez and Sinaloa cartels have been fighting a bloody turf war in the region over lucrative smuggling routes and for drug-dealing territory in the city.