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International News: Mexican soldiers deployed to Juarez following a deadly cartel clash

Posted: Saturday, August 13, 2022. 9:38 am CST.

Picture courtesy: Noticiero 24horas

By Zoila Palma Gonzalez: On Friday, hundreds of Mexican soldiers were deployed to the border city of Juarez following shootouts between 2 rival cartels at a prison, Reuters said.

The face-off on Thursday afternoon caused a riot and shooting that killed 11 people, most of them civilians.

Members of the infamous Sinaloa Cartel and Los Mexicles clashed in a prison, Mexican authorities stated.

Thereafter, a riot broke out killing 2 and 4 injured, and another 16 were injured in the fighting, Mexican President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador said.

The Mexicans then rampaged into the city killing 9 civilians, among them 4 employees of a radio station.

Stores were shot at and set on fire, authorities noted.

About 300 soldiers arrived in the town on Friday with more scheduled to arrive this weekend.



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