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 lectureEnvironmental Science
Climate Change's Impact On Hurricane Sandy Has A Price: $8 Billion
Scientists have long thought some of the carnage from the 2012 hurricane might be attributable to a warming climate. New research calculates the additional flooding due to rising sea levels.
NPR5 min de lectureInternational Relations
What Will Shape Biden's View Of Gaza Violence Most? Hamas Attacks, Says Dennis Ross
The president is facing calls from some in his party to exert more influence on Israel, but the former Mideast envoy says Hamas rocket fire is "what's guiding him probably more than anything else."
NPR1 min de lectureMedical
Cancel The Olympics, Says Tokyo Doctors Association
Tokyo-area hospitals "have their hands full," the Tokyo Medical Practitioners Association says in an open letter to Prime Minister Yoshihide Suga. The group represents some 6,000 primary care doctors.