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Strong quake hits Indonesia

JAKARTA, Indonesia — A 7.7 earthquake shook Indonesia's northwest island of Sumatra early Wednesday, prompting a brief tsunami warning and sending residents rushing for higher ground. There were no immediate reports of widespread damage.

The quake struck at 5:15 a.m. and was centered 125 miles northwest of Sibolga, in Sumatra, at a depth of 28.6 miles, the U.S. Geological Survey said.

The Indonesia Meteorology and Geophysics Agency and the Pacific Tsunami Warning Center in Honolulu issued tsunami warnings following the quake, but lifted them two hours later.

"So far no damage or casualties have been reported and the situation is under control," Aceh Gov. Irwandi Yusuf said.

Drug cartel gunmen wound two soldiers

MEXICO CITY — Suspected cartel gunmen wounded two soldiers in an unprecedented grenade attack on army housing in northern Mexico, the latest sign that drug gangs are increasingly turning to open warfare tactics against the military.

The gunmen fired the grenade from a rifle at a camp where soldiers live with their families outside the Gulf coast city of Tampico, the Defense Department said in a statement Tuesday.

The two wounded soldiers were treated, but none of their relatives were harmed in the attack Monday.

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