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53 DEAD IN GRISLY CASINO ATTACK

 
MONTERREY, Mexico — Two dozen gunmen burst into a casino in northern Mexico on Thursday, doused it with a flammable liquid and started a fire that trapped gamblers inside, killing at least 28 people and injuring a dozen more, authorities said. The fire at the Casino Royale in Monterrey, which has seen a surge in drug cartel-related violence, represented one of the deadliest attacks against an entertainment center in Mexico since President Felipe Calderon launched an offensive against drug cartels in late 2006.
Firefighters try to extinguish a fire after an arson attack on a casino in Monterrey, Mexico. - Firefighters try to extinguish a fire after an arson attack on a casino in Monterrey, Mexico. | Victor Hugo Valdivia/Reuters
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