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Armed Men Break 12 Out Of Mexico Jail On Border

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File photo of fences around a prison.  (Photo by FRANK PERRY/AFP/GettyImages)

File photo of fences around a prison. (Photo by FRANK PERRY/AFP/GettyImages)

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MEXICO CITY (AP) — Mexican officials say a group of armed men broke into a prison and freed 12 prisoners in the state of Tamaulipas on the border with Texas.

The state attorney-general’s office says at least 15 gunmen seized the guard watching the entrance of the prison in Miguel Aleman Tuesday morning.

The prisoners had been charged with homicide, robbery, rape and acting as lookouts for drug gangs.

Mexico has suffered a series of prison breaks in recent years. One of the largest, the flight of 131 in the state of Coahuila in September, was blamed on the Zetas cartel, which also controls much of Tamaulipas.

(© Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.)

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