Dozens of inmates reportedly escaped from a prison located in northern Mexico after suspected cartel members launched an assault on the facility. The gunmen reportedly opened fire outside of the Chihuahua state prison in armored vehicles, targeting guards. Ten individuals were killed, including four prisoners. According to police reports, 24 inmates successfully escaped from the facility as a result of the attack.
Additional fighting within the prison during the assault left 13 injured, four of which are currently being treated in the hospital. Within the facility, inmates from different criminal associations and drug cartels are housed in separate cellblocks to reduce fighting and physical assaults. The Mexican army and national guard have been called in to support local authorities. Witnesses state that the attackers were better armed than the prison guards and able to wreak havoc on the facility.
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