Mexico Detains 8 Soldiers in June Killing of 22

September 26, 2014 4:40 AM

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An army officer and seven soldiers have been detained in connection with the killing of 22 people in rural southern Mexico, authorities announced late Thursday.

The Mexican Defense Department said in a statement that the eight were involved in the June 30 incident in San Pedro Limon. They were being held at a prison in Mexico City on charges of crimes against military discipline, disobedience and breach of duty.

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