Last remaining seats to the Jpost 2017 Annual Conference! Get your special offer now

Seven killed in northern Mexican bar shooting

ByREUTERS
March 29, 2013 22:11

CIUDAD JUAREZ - Seven people were killed when a gunman opened fire in the early hours of Friday in a bar in northern Mexico, which has seen a resurgence in drug-related violence in recent weeks.

The man, armed with an AK-47 assault rifle, killed four men who were clients in the bar in Chihuahua state as well as three women who worked there, said a spokesman for the state attorney general's office.



"It has not been determined whether the attack is connected to drug trafficking, but by the type of weapon involved, it is to be assumed," said spokesman Carlos Gonzalez.

The attack occurred in the city of Chihuahua, the capital of the state that is also home to Ciudad Juarez, considered one of the most violent cities in the world until recently.

The attacker entered the bar with his face covered by a bandana, said the spokesman.

Chihuahua has seen heavy fighting between the local Juarez cartel and the Sinaloa cartel, led by Joaquin "Shorty" Guzman, who is seeking to control the city that is one of the main routes for trafficking drugs into the United States.

Share this article via
from around the web
Related Content
Breaking news
April 24, 2017
Aid agencies call for life-saving support to Yemen

By REUTERS

Top Stories
Israel Weather
  • 11 - 23
    Beer Sheva
    14 - 21
    Tel Aviv - Yafo
  • 10 - 18
    Jerusalem
    12 - 19
    Haifa
  • 16 - 28
    Elat
    18 - 27
    Tiberias