Consulate Staff Killings in Mexico May Be Mistaken Identity



Ciudad Juarez

The murders of three people with ties to a US consulate in Mexico was probably a tragic case of mistaken identity rather than a deliberate attempt to launch an offensive against American officials, the FBI believes.

Initial investigations into the attack, which saw hitmen in balaclavas attack two cars leaving the birthday party of a consular employee's child, suggest the assailants accidentally turned up at the wrong address in the border city of Ciudad Juarez, a bureau spokesman told reporters.

Members of the Juarez drug cartel had been ordered to kill the occupants of two white SUVs attending a different event in the city, on Saturday afternoon, it seems. But they opened fire when they saw similar cars leave a nearby venue.

via Mistaken identity blamed for drugs hit on US staff – Americas, World – The Independent.

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