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i think this makes it 27 in the past 24 hours.

Mexican federal agent killed in Juárez; five killed in restaurant
By Daniel Borunda / El Paso Times
Posted: 09/16/2009 04:40:17 PM MDT

A Mexican federal agent was fatally shot Wednesday afternoon in Juárez as rampant murders continued, including a shooting in a drug rehab center that left 10 people dead Tuesday night, authorities said.

A federal agent with the Mexico attorney general's officer, known as the PGR, was killed Wednesday afternoon outside the agency's headquarters on Avenida Abraham Lincoln near the Bridge of the Americas, authorities said.

The shooting took place as Mexico celebrates its Independence Day today with festivities that began last night.

Around 1 a.m. Wednesday, a shooting left five men dead inside the Coco Bongo restaurant on Avenida Hermanos Escobar and Costa Rica street.

Chihuahua state police identified the slain as Jose Ignacio Macias, 50, Juan Jose Guardiola Barbosa, 21, Jose Luis Olivas Apodaca, 46, and two men who had not been identified.

Tuesday evening, five other men were killed in another mass shooting inside the Spider car wash near the border in east Juárez, across from the Ascarate Park area in El Paso. The dead were Rodolfo Soriano, who is in his 40s, Adan Gonzalez Alvarez, 32, Rogelio Alarcón Soriano, 20, Julio Cesar Hernandez Hernandez, 20, and Jaime Hernandez Hernandez, 22.

On Tuesday night, nine men and a woman were shot and killed by gunmen with assault rifles who fired 65 rounds inside the "Anexo de Vida" drug rehabilitation center at 564 Plan de Ayala street, the state attorney general's office stated. A man and a woman were wounded. Officials
said that among the dead are the director of the drug rehab center and a doctor.

The shooting is the second this month at a drug rehab center and at least the fourth since the start of a war among drug cartels. Juárez city officials said the latest massacre is linked to a war between organized crime.

There were at least an additional six other homicides Tuesday in Juárez.
Gunmen kill 10 at Juarez drug treatment center


CIUDAD JUAREZ, Mexico -- Gunmen burst into a drug treatment center in the northern Mexican border city of Ciudad Juarez and shot to death 10 people, the second such mass killing this month.

Police say nine men and one woman were killed in the attack just before midnight Tuesday at the Anexo de Vida center in Mexico's most violent city. Two people were seriously wounded.

Enrique Torres, a spokesman for Chihuahua state police, said Wednesday the identities of the gunmen and the motive for the attack have not yet been established.

But officials have said in the past that drug gangs may be using treatment centers to recruit dealers, or may be targeting them to eliminate rivals.

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On Sept. 2, gunmen lined patients against a wall at another rehabilitation center in Ciudad Juarez and then riddled them with bullets, killing 18.

Five men were killed at another rehabilitation center in June, and in August 2008, gunmen barged into a pastor's sermon at a rehabilitation center and opened fire, killing eight people. Authorities have not said if any of the attacks are related.

Ciudad Juarez has seen the worst of the nation's drug violence, with more than 1,300 deaths this year. The bloodshed has continued despite a buildup in troops since March.

Surging gang violence has claimed 13,500 lives since President Felipe Calderon took office in 2006 and deployed extra soldiers across the country to fight cartels.
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