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Drug massacre in Mexican town gives cops second thoughts

Photograph: El Heraldo de Chihuahua

After one attack by dozens of gunmen that killed the police chief and others, the entire police force of Villa Ahumada, Mexico quit their jobs. And why not?

On the night of May 17, dozens of men with assault rifles rolled into town in several trucks and shot up the place. They killed the police chief, two officers and three civilians. Then they carried off about 10 people, witnesses said. Only one has been found, dead and wrapped in a carpet in Ciudad Juárez.

300 soldiers and 16 extra police officers had to be drafted in.

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