17 Massacred at Mexican Rehab Clinic

By Rob Quinn,  Newser Staff
Posted Sep 3, 2009 3:08 AM CDT
A federal police officer stands guard in Ciudad Juarez, Mexico.   (AP Photo/Rodrigo Abd)
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(Newser) – Hooded gunmen killed 17 people after storming a Mexican drug and alcohol rehab center in Ciudad Juarez yesterday, Sky News reports. The men, believed to be hitmen from a drug cartel, forced the patients to line up in a corrider before gunning them down. Gangs have targeted rehab clinics in the Mexican border city before, accusing them of sheltering members of rival cartels.