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Armed gunmen attack police in Durango – one dead

“Gomez Palacio, Durango – On Monday afternoon, gunmen attacked a group of Preventive Policemen in Gomez Palacio. The gun battle started in Colonia Cinco de Mayo in Gomez Palacio and ended in neighboring Torreon, Coahuila, leaving one policeman dead and five wounded.

Ten policemen from the Public Security Police of Gomez Palacio were reinforced by 12 policemen from Torreon, Coahuila, 10 Coahuila State Policemen and members of the Mexican Army. Three policemen were transported by ambulance to a hospital, one of them critically wounded.

At the scene there was also a wrecked pickup containing the unidentified dead body of a man killed by gunshots.”

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Gunfight in Durango leaves 14 dead

“Sunday 10/3/10: Rival criminal bands shot it out yesterday morning near the village of San Jose de la Cruz in the state of Durango, resulting in the deaths of 14 of the combatants. Drug trafficking is believed to be cause of the confrontation.”

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8 Severed Human Heads Dumped in Durango, Mexico

“Eight severed human heads were found Tuesday in the Mexican city of Durango, capital of the likenamed northern state, authorities said.

Police were directed to some of the heads by a series of anonymous telephone calls that began shortly before 7:00 a.m., the Durango state Attorney General’s Office said.

The eight heads were scattered among various roads on the edge of the city, according to a statement from the AG office, which said authorities had yet to find the corresponding bodies or identity the victims.

While some of the heads were found as a result of the phone calls, others were discovered by maintenance workers in city parks.

All of the victims were unidentified men between the ages of 25 and 30, the AG office said. The actual bodies have not been found.

The gruesome discoveries in the state capital come two days after the arrest of the warden at the Cereso 2 prison in Gomez Palacio, Durango, on accusations she allowed inmates to leave the facility to carry out killings.”

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