Monday, June 10, 2013

9 Escaped, 2 Guards Killed in Mexico Prison Attack

TEHRAN (FNA)- Nine prisoners have escaped and two guards have been killed when armed gang members attacked a prison in Mexico's South-Western Guerrero state, local authorities said.

The attackers opened fire on prison guard towers early on Sunday before entering the prison's territory and releasing several prisoners. A prison warden and a prisoner were injured in the incident, RIA Novosti reported.

Media reports said the prison's director ran away from the building when the attack occurred. A search operation for the prisoners involving a military helicopter is ongoing.

There were 158 prisoners inside the building at the time of the attack, local media reports said. Police have not revealed the names of the prisoners who have escaped.

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