Don't miss

Replay


LATEST SHOWS

EYE ON AFRICA

Mali: 12 people die in suicide attack against MNLA

Read more

EYE ON AFRICA

Libya violence: At least 4 foreigners among those killed in hotel attack

Read more

IN THE PAPERS

'Who will follow in Charlie Hebdo's footsteps?'

Read more

IN THE PAPERS

Searching for a 'blizzard buddy'

Read more

BUSINESS DAILY

Facebook user base now bigger than China’s population

Read more

MEDIAWATCH

Michelle Obama was not blurred out on Saudi TV

Read more

DEBATE

New escalation: Cross-border shelling between Israel and Lebanon (part 2)

Read more

DEBATE

New escalation: Cross-border shelling between Israel and Lebanon (part 1)

Read more

THE OBSERVERS

A Lebanese prison 'run by Islamists', and children tear-gassed in Kenya

Read more

Americas

Gang of commandos kills eight in north

Text by NEWS WIRES

Latest update : 2009-08-31

Armed commandos gunned down five adults and three children in the northern Mexican state of Sinaloa, authorities said Sunday. President Felipe Calderon has sent more than 36,000 troops across the country to take on organized crime groups.

AFP - A gang of armed commandos gunned down five adults and three children in the northern Mexican state of Sinaloa, authorities said Sunday.
  
Gunmen packing assault rifles opened fire on the group in an outdoor meeting place popular with young people in the city of Navolato, Sinaloa state, a state prosecutor's spokesman told AFP.
  
There was no immediate motive for the grisly attack late Saturday, the spokesman said.
  
The dead include an underage girl, two boys, a young woman and four young men, who were outside on a warm Saturday night just before midnight when gunmen arrived in pickups, jumped out and executed them in a hail of gunfire, the spokesman said.
  
President Felipe Calderon has sent more than 36,000 troops across the country to take on the country's powerful organized crime groups.

Date created : 2009-08-31

COMMENT(S)