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    Brutal Attack at Mexico Casino

    Firefighters carry an unidentified person on stretcher out of the Casino Royale in Monterrey, Mexico, Thursday Aug. 25 2011. Two dozen gunmen burst into the casino in northern Mexico on Thursday, doused it with a flammable liquid and started a fire that trapped gamblers inside, killing more than 28 people and injuring a dozen more, authorities said.

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    A northern Mexico casino was attacked Thursday, leaving at least 40 dead and 12 wounded. The attackers fired guns, threw grenades, and set drapes, rugs, and furniture on fire at the Casino Royale in Monterrey, according to witness reports. Nuevo Leon state Attorney General Leon Adrian de la Garza said 40 bodies had been located “but we could find more.” He said a drug cartel was apparently responsible for the attack which is the most recent in a string of targeted violence in northern Mexico: The Caliente Casino was attacked on Wednesday, and on Aug. 15, the Sun City casino was attacked.

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