Obama outraged: Border is on Fire, Drug mafia kills 90 in Mexico, 3 are U.S. Consulate associated.
Three people connected to the U.S. consulate in Ciudad Juarez, Mexico, were killed in a drive-by shooting in the violent border city, a senior White House official told CNN today.
One of the victims was a U.S. citizen and employee at the consulate. Her American husband and the husband of a Mexican employee of the consulate were also killed. The shooting happened Saturday afternoon, the official said.
90 Narco-Assasinations in 2 days puts U.S. Mexican Border on a Total War (photo Reuters)
Details of the killings were not immediately available, but the news had reached the White House.
“The President is deeply saddened and outraged by the news of the brutal murders of three people associated with the United States Consulate General in Ciudad Juarez,” National Security Council spokesman Mike Hammer said in a statement Sunday. “He extends his condolences to the families and condemns these attacks on consular and diplomatic personnel serving at our foreign missions. In concert with Mexican authorities, we will work tirelessly to bring their killers to justice.”
In response, the U.S. State Department authorized the temporary relocation of employees’ families working in border-area consulates.
At least 86 people have been killed by the drug mafia in Mexico over the past few days, the local Excelsior newspaper has said.
Most of the killings took place on Friday and Saturday in the state of Chihuahua bordering with the U.S. Thirty-four people were killed in the city of Ciudad Juarez, and 18 in the state’s capital, Chihuahua.
Other killings took place in the U.S.-bordering Sonora and Baja California states, the northwestern Sinaloa state, the central Durango, Guanajuato and Mexico states, and the southern Guerrero state.
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