Mexico prison clash leaves 17 dead: official

Durango, Mexico:  Eleven prisoners and six guards were killed on Tuesday in clashes at a prison in northern Mexico that erupted when inmates attempted a jailbreak, state security officials said.

The clashes broke out as wardens were "thwarting the inmates' attempted prison break" in the city of Gomez Palacio, the public security office in Durango state said in a statement.
Story First Published: December 19, 2012 08:49 IST

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