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8 cab drivers slain in northern Mexico, 3 injured
Houston Chronicle ^ | April 11, 2012

Posted on 04/11/2012 4:29:37 PM PDT by SwinneySwitch

MONTERREY, Mexico — Gunmen killed eight cab drivers Tuesday in two attacks in the city of Monterrey in northern Mexico, officials said. Three people including an 8-year-old girl were injured.

Nuevo Leon state public security spokesman Jorge Domene Zambrano says four gunmen shot the first five drivers outside a taxi base office. Minutes later, three men were killed apparently by the same group a few blocks away.

Domene said two of the three people wounded in Tuesday's attacks were innocent bystanders, including the girl.

He said the victims were driving taxis without permits. Police are investigating a former driver who became enraged and threatened his co-workers when he was fired for selling drugs.

Also Tuesday, authorities in the western state of Michoacan said 13 men were killed.

In the resort city of Acapulco, police arrested three men who were the driver and passengers in an SUV with seven bodies, five of them decapitated.

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TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; Mexico; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: acapulco; borderwars; mexico; monterrey

1 posted on 04/11/2012 4:29:45 PM PDT by SwinneySwitch
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To: SwinneySwitch

and the other 5, fortunately, managed to escape injury.

2 posted on 04/11/2012 4:49:29 PM PDT by the invisib1e hand (I think in about 5 - no, 4 - years I'll have had enough.)
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