Deaths in Mexico jail clashes

At least 29 killed as inmates from rival gangs engage in gun battles in city of Mazaltan.



    The gun battles were quickly brought under control by prison guards and investigators found two pistols and an assault rifle inside the jail, Sinaloa state prosecutors' office said.

    Police have been investigating what sparked the violence, the spokeswoman for the state's Public Safety Department said.

    Many of Mexico's most powerful drug traffickers hail from the northwestern state of Sinaloa, a key smuggling corridor and cultivation area for marijuana and other narcotics.

    Sinaloa, and Mazatlan in particular, is rife with turf battles among drug gangs.

    Mexico's drug gangs frequently try to break their members out of prison by staging attacks.

    But there has been no confirmation Monday's violence involved a prison-break attempt.

    SOURCE: Agencies


    YOU MIGHT ALSO LIKE

    Cricket World Cup 2019 Quiz: How many runs can you score?

    Cricket World Cup 2019 Quiz: How many runs can you score?

    Pick your team and answer as many correct questions in three minutes.

    Visualising every Saudi coalition air raid on Yemen

    Visualising every Saudi coalition air raid on Yemen

    Since March 2015, Saudi Arabia and a coalition of Arab states have launched more than 19,278 air raids across Yemen.

    Why did Bush go to war in Iraq?

    Why did Bush go to war in Iraq?

    No, it wasn't because of WMDs, democracy or Iraqi oil. The real reason is much more sinister than that.