Sunday, gunmen attacked a prison in ciudad juárez, mexico, killing nineteen people, both guards and prisoners. thirty inmates were able to escape during the attack. in the aftermath, seven more people were killed during a shoot-out on monday while investigators were hunting the escapees. in response to the incident, mexican authorities fired the prison director, alejandro alvarado téllez.
Attack occurred on sunday and took place in ciudad juárez, a mexican town near the us border. the attack has been deemed one of the deadliest seen in recent times, and the people of ciudad juárez are mourning the deaths of the guards killed in sunday’s prison break.
Attack is believed to have been planned and orchestrated by a local drug cartel. the gunmen used explosives and automatic weapons to breach the prison walls and free the inmates. the motive behind the attack is unclear, but it is thought that the cartel wanted to free their associates held in the prison.