Gunmen attack prison in northern Mexico, freeing 12 inmates

10:30, January 18, 2011      

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A group of armed men Monday attacked a prison in Aquiles Serdan, Chihuahua state, northern Mexico and helped 12 prisoners escape, the state authorities said.

At 5:30 a.m. local time (1130 GMT), some inmates had a skirmish with the prison guardians. Outside the jail, a group of gangs, who arrived aboard two vans, knocked down the metallic mesh and then blew a big hole in it.

After the skirmish and the grenade blast, a dozen prisoners boarded the vans and escaped. One of the vans was later found 2 km away from the prison.

Source: Xinhua

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