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10:39 am
Thu December 10, 2009

University Student Killed In Juarez

Juarez – Mexican prosecutors say gunmen shot and killed a university student in the deadly border city of Ciudad Juarez.

Chihuahua state prosecutor's spokesman Arturo Sandoval says the student's body was found in a truck Tuesday at an intersection.

He is the second student from the Autonomous University of Chihuahua to be killed since Saturday.

Also Wednesday, state police spokesman Luis Banuelos said seven bullet-riddled bodies were found along a highway.

More than 14,000 people nationwide have died in drug violence since the federal government launched an offensive against cartels in late 2006.

Ciudad Juarez is Mexico's deadliest city, with more than 2,250 killings so far this year. It is across the border from El Paso, Texas.

Copyright 2009 The Associated Press.