28 inmates killed in Mexico prison riot — officials

Acapulco, Mexico — Rioting inmates at a Mexican prison slit their rivals’ throats and beat them to death Thursday, leaving 28 dead and three wounded, officials said.

Bodies were found strewn around the maximum-security wing, the kitchen, a prison yard and a conjugal visits area after the pre-dawn riot at the Las Cruces federal prison, said the security spokesman for the state of Guerrero, Roberto Alvarez.

“The incident was triggered by a permanent feud between rival groups within the prison,” he told a press conference.

State police have regained control of the prison, backed by federal police and the army, which set up a security cordon outside, he said.

The governor h…

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