July 31, 1986 |
A Supreme Court judge involved in extraditing drug traffickers was assassinated today by two gunmen on a motorcycle who also killed two other people and wounded the judge's wife. Justice Hernando Baquero Borda, who survived the guerrilla assault on the Palace of Justice last year when 123 people were killed, died instantly in the back seat of his car, authorities said.
November 30, 2001 |
Armed men kidnapped a German businessman in Yemen, said security officials and the German Embassy in Dubai, United Arab Emirates. The kidnapping came as Yemeni President Ali Abdullah Saleh continued a visit to Germany. The German was in his car in the diplomatic area of Sana, the capital, when five armed men bundled him into their vehicle. When troops in the area opened fire, the kidnappers sped away, the officials said.
October 28, 2010 |
In Mexico's third mass shooting in less than a week, gunmen opened fire Wednesday at a carwash in the Pacific coast state of Nayarit, killing at least 15 people. The midmorning attack took place in the state capital, Tepic, rocked this year by bouts of drug-related violence. Nayarit authorities said 13 of the victims, all men, worked at the carwash and that most were clients of the same drug treatment center, Alcance Victoria (Victory Outreach). As for the remaining two killed, one was found dead at a nearby fruit stand and the other was shot while arriving at the carwash on a motorcycle.
October 29, 2010 |
Armed men opened fire on buses carrying assembly-plant workers near the Texas border early Thursday, killing four people and wounding 15 others in the latest spasm of violence to rattle Mexico. Authorities in the northern state of Chihuahua said the victims, identified as employees of a U.S. car-upholstery plant called Eagle Ottawa, were riding home about 1 a.m. when three company buses came under fire outside Ciudad Juarez. Officials said they had not determined a motive. Witnesses said gunmen jumped aboard looking for a male passenger.
April 25, 2010 |
Gunmen armed with high-caliber weapons ambushed the top security official in Mexican President Felipe Calderon's home state early Saturday, wounding her and killing at least four other people. Minerva Bautista Gomez, public security minister for Michoacan state, had just left ceremonies in Morelia launching a state fair, which she attended with the governor and other high-ranking officials. Within a mile, her armored SUV and bodyguard escort came under fire from assailants who had blocked the highway with a disabled trailer, trapping the minister and her entourage.
October 11, 2009 |
In a brazen attack on Pakistan's military nerve center, gunmen disguised in army uniforms broke into the grounds of the country's army headquarters today, sparking a furious firefight that left four attackers and six military personnel dead. By late Saturday, the tense scene at the compound had evolved into a hostage crisis. As many as five gunmen remained holed up in a security building and were holding 10 to 15 security officers and civilian workers as hostages, said army spokesman Maj. Gen. Athar Abbas.
January 16, 1987 |
Gunmen in a speeding car opened fire today on a limousine carrying the Romanian ambassador to Lebanon but he escaped unhurt, police said. They said it was not clear whether the gunmen were trying to kidnap or kill the envoy, Florea Chitu, who was on the road to Beirut Airport. Amal militiamen escorted the envoy to his embassy in West Beirut, they said.
September 22, 2008 |
The Honduran government said a U.S. hotelier was kidnapped by gunmen but his young son escaped. Security Vice Minister Mario Perdomo said Thomas Jacobson, 55, was abducted Saturday and forced into a car in the parking lot of his Gran Hotel Sula on the Atlantic coast. Four gunmen accosted Jacobson while he was getting into his car. Gran Hotel Sula officials said the family would not comment. Jacobson has lived in Honduras for 15 years. The government did not give his hometown in the United States.
April 2, 2008 |
Gunmen fired on a car carrying United Nations aid workers and abducted a Briton and a Kenyan in southern Somalia, officials and witnesses said. The Briton may have been wounded in the leg. The workers' employer, the U.N.'s Food and Agriculture Organization, was unavailable to confirm the incident or the nationalities of the hostages.
September 18, 1993 |
About 100 gunmen disrupted the investiture ceremony for Haiti's foreign minister Friday, threatening Prime Minister Robert Malval and his ministers, witnesses said. The leaders took cover in an anteroom at the Foreign Ministry. The gunmen allowed them to leave after 90 minutes. There were no reports of injuries, but witnesses said several police officers and army soldiers did nothing to hinder the gunmen.