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Deadly wave of violence hits Mexico's Monterrey

Thursday, July 12, 2012 - 01:19

July 12 - At least six people are killed in several violent attacks in Mexico's northern city of Monterrey. Travis Brecher reports.

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WARNING - VIDEO CONTAINS GRAPHIC CONTENT At least six people were killed on Wednesday in the violence-plagued northern Mexican city of Monterrey. In one incident, two transit police officers were killed just a block away from where the unidentified body of a decapitated man was discovered. A head was later found at another location, but authorities haven't specified whether it belonged to the same victim. In a separate incident, three males - aged 15, 16 and 30 - were shot and killed by gunmen. Earlier, on Tuesday, assailants fired assault rifles and grenades at two offices of El Norte newspaper in the city. No one was injured in those attacks. On Wednesday, another newspaper in Nuevo Laredo announced it will end coverage of drug-related bloodshed after its offices were also attacked. There've been more than 55,000 drug-related killings and more than 6,000 disappearances during outgoing President Felipe Calderon's six-year offensive against the cartels. President-elect Enrique Pena Nieto has promised to dramatically reduce the death rate. Travis Brecher, Reuters

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Deadly wave of violence hits Mexico's Monterrey

Thursday, July 12, 2012 - 01:19