US consular worker killed in Mexico

March 15, 2010 12:00 am

, CIUDAD JUAREZ, Mexico, Mar 15 – Hitmen working for Mexico\’s Juarez drug cartel were believed to be behind the assassination of a US consular employee here, the government of Chihuahua state has said.

Three victims – two Americans and a Mexican – came under fire in separate locations as they were driving Saturday through Ciudad Juarez after earlier attending the same social event, a US official said on Sunday.

They included a US woman employed by the consulate\’s American citizens services section who was with her American husband and infant daughter when they came under fire, the official said.

The infant, who was in the back seat, survived the attack unharmed, but the woman and her husband were killed, he said.

In the second attack, a Mexican employee of the consulate was following her husband and two children in a separate car, when her husband\’s vehicle came under fire, killing him and wounding the two children, the official said.


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