Mexican gang kills 12 in revenge act

February 16th, 2009 - 10:02 am ICT by IANS  

Mexico City, Feb 16 (DPA) A criminal gang killed 12 people in the southwest Mexican Tabasco province in an act of revenge against a police officer and his family for arresting a gang of murder suspects, officials confirmed Sunday.

The extraordinary gruesome attack Saturday evening took the lives of six children in Monte Largo, 50 km south of the Tabasco capital Villahermosa.

Officials believed the motive was revenge against a police officer who helped arrest four suspected killers Tuesday who were members of a criminal gang.

“A group of armed men forced their way into the homes of their victims and opened fire,” a police spokesperson said Sunday.

The dead included the police officer, his family and several neighbours. Three people were also injured.

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