NPR

At Least 9 Members Of Mormon Family Die In Highway Attack In Mexico

Three women and six children, all reportedly U.S. citizens, were killed as the extended family drove in a small convoy. The family may have been mistakenly attacked by cartel members, reports say.
Members of the extended LeBaron family were caught in a brutal attack, Mexican officials say. Here, President Andrés Manuel López Obrador looks on as Security Minister Alfonso Durazo discusses the attack during a news conference Tuesday morning. Source: President Andrés Manuel López Obrador via Facebook

Updated at 11:35 a.m. ET

Three women and six children were killed in an attack on an extended Mormon family as they traveled in Mexico on Monday, Mexican officials say. All of those killed were reportedly U.S. citizens, and authorities say they might have been ambushed by gang members.

The victims are part of the LeBaron family, members of which have lived in Mexico for decades

Vous lisez un aperçu, inscrivez-vous pour en lire plus.

Plus de NPR

NPR3 min de lectureNature
Across The Southwest, Poor And Latino Neighborhoods Get Hotter Than Wealthier, Whiter Neighborhoods
A recent study shows that in cities like Albuquerque, Phoenix, Las Vegas and Fresno, the temperature is on average 4 degrees warmer during average summer days and during heatwaves.
NPR3 min de lectureAmerican Government
In Rare Moment Of Bipartisan Unity, Senate Approves Asian American Hate Crimes Bill
The Senate approved new legislation to address a spike in hate crimes and violence targeted at the Asian American and Pacific Islander community. It marked a rare moment of bipartisan unity.
NPR6 min de lectureWorld
How Israel Persuaded Reluctant Ultra-Orthodox Jews To Get Vaccinated Against COVID-19
As anti-vaccine sentiment spread among ultra-Orthodox Jews, officials waged an aggressive campaign against rumors and hesitancy. Today, 80% of ultra-Orthodox adults over age 30 are vaccinated.