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Mexico prison stormed: Violent shootout ensues after guard is fooled

Mexico prison stormed in southwestern region Friday night.
Mexico prison stormed in southwestern region Friday night.Commons Wikimedia

A Mexico prison was stormed in the Guerrero state town of Iguala on Friday after one of the guards was fooled into thinking an inmate was being delivered by prison officials. They wound up being armed men who started a shootout that left five of them and four inmates dead, Manila Bulletin reports Jan. 4.

The six assailants entered the prison in Iguala at midnight riding in a stolen pickup truck, prosecutors and police confirmed. The state prosecutor's office said that when Mexico prison was stormed, "the armed group started a confrontation against inmates and later against guards in a security tower."

A sixth assailant was reportedly injured in the violent attack. Another prison guard was hospitalized to be treated for a bullet wound.

Order was restored in the prison by state authorities and army troops. Federal police were also present after the incident.

A motive behind the prison being stormed is under investigation.

Authorities were investigating the motive behind the attack. Police have seized the pickup truck the gunmen arrived in.

It was added in the report that one of the dead inmates was a convicted cocaine dealer, while another was a kidnapper, and two others were convicted for carrying illegal weapons.

The Mexico prison stormed experienced a wild night that led to several deaths with no answers.