Six policemen killed in Ciudad Juarez, Mexico
Saturday, April 24, 2010
The incident started when gunmen ambushed two police vehicles at an intersection in the city, reportedly when the latter tried to stop three vehicles suspected of transporting drug gang hitmen. The civilian casualty was a seventeen-year-old girl who was walking by at the time of the shooting.
"There are six police and one civilian dead but there could be more," an officer who requested to remain anonymous said to the Agence France-Presse news agency. Police say nobody has yet been arrested, although two of the suspect cars have been recovered.
Ongoing conflicts among drug cartels and clashes with police in Ciudad Juarez have killed about 22,700 people since December 2006, according to the Associated Press.
- Associated Press. "6 Mexican police officers killed in Ciudad Juarez" — , April 23, 2010
- Agecne France-Presse. "Six police, one civilian killed in Ciudad Juarez shootout" — , April 23, 2010