Mex­ico says mis­taken iden­tity be­hind killing

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Mex­ico al­leged on Wed­nes­day that a drug car­tel called La Linea (The Line) mas­sa­cred nine Mor­mon women and chil­dren in a case of mis­taken iden­tity. The three women and six chil­dren, who had dual US-Mex­i­can cit­i­zen­ship, were killed in a hail of bul­lets on Mon­day as they drove on a ru­ral road be­tween Sonora and Chi­huahua, which bor­ders the US. Eight other chil­dren es­caped, six of them wounded. The case prompted US Pres­i­dent Don­ald Trump to call for war on Mex­i­can car­tels. The head of Mex­ico’s joint chiefs of staff, Homero Men­doza, said au­thor­i­ties be­lieve the car­tel is based in Chi­huahua. Rel­a­tives of those killed said they be­lieved their fam­ily was the in­tended tar­get.

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