Death toll rises to 19 from prison attack in Mexican border town

An attack on a prison on Sunday morning in the Mexican border town of Juarez left 19 dead and allowed a cartel kingpin to escape along with two dozen other prisoners, authorities said Monday.

An armed group, traveling in armored vehicles, launched almost-simultaneous attacks on the prison and the municipal police station, Defense Minister Luis Crescencio Sandoval said in a news conference.

(Cover: Mexican National Guard stand guard outside a state prison in Ciudad Juarez, Mexico, January 1, 2023. /CFP)

Source(s): Reuters

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