On Monday, at least 11 people were killed in northern Mexico while eight others ended up injured. The incident occurred in the border state of Coahuila while in a drug rehabilitation clinic. Police believed the drug-linked violence was carried out by gunmen, related to various drug gangs fighting to gain control of various Smuggling routes, into the United States.
According to the state police, the incident was reported from the outskirts of an industrial Torreon city, leaving above mentioned eleven people dead. In the month of January 2011, the same city had observed similar situation when in a deadly attack at another rehab centre, 13 people had lost their lives. Police strongly believe that patients under treatment, at rehabilitation facilities in Coahuila, are often targeted by gang members; taking shelter at these centres.
Coahuila is not new to situations such as drug-linked violence as the state has experienced rampant violence on numerous occasions in past. So called ‘drug-wars’ in Mexico have already claimed more than 55,000 human lives whereas some 5000 or more people still remain unaccounted for. In the year 2006, Presidenthad ordered to carry out massive crackdown on criminal gangs in the border state.