Gunmen kill five in northern Mexico

Last Updated: Friday, September 14, 2012 - 11:10

Ciudad Juarez: Authorities in northern Mexico say gunmen ambushed a pickup truck in the rugged mountains of Chihuahua state, killing five men.

Chihuahua state prosecutors` spokesman Carlos Gonzalez said on Thursday that two teenage boys are among the victims in the attack in the town of Guadalupe y Calvo.

Gonzalez says the assailants were waiting in a vehicle parked along a dirt road and opened fire as the pickup truck went by Wednesday night.

He says an eight-year-old boy was seriously wounded. The area where Guadalupe y Calvo is located is in Mexico`s "golden triangle" region. The area, which straddles Sinaloa, Durango and Chihuahua states, is known for drug cultivation and trafficking.


First Published: Friday, September 14, 2012 - 11:10
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