Gunmen attack factory buses near Juarez, killing 4
POSTED: Thursday, October 28, 2010 - 8:27pm
UPDATED: Monday, June 27, 2011 - 2:45am
CIUDAD JUAREZ, Mexico (AP) - Authorities say armed men in
several vehicles attacked buses carrying factory workers home early
this morning just outside the Mexican border city of Ciudad Juarez.
A spokesman for the Chihuahua state attorney general's office
says three women and a man were killed and more than two dozen were
wounded, many of them seriously.
Spokesman Arturo Sandoval says there are no known suspects nor
motive in the attack on a highway in the Valle (VAH'-yay) de Juarez
region, where a string of small towns have been under siege from
drug gangs trying to control trafficking routes.
Mayors and police chiefs have been killed in the area, and even churches have been
Juarez is across the border from El Paso, Texas. It's become one
of the world's deadliest cities since a turf war erupted nearly
three years ago between the Juarez and the Sinaloa cartels.
More than 6,500 people have been killed in the city since.