CIUDAD JUAREZ, Mexico — A drug cartel has used a car bomb for the first time in Mexico's decades-long fight against traffickers, setting a deadly trap against federal police in a city across the border from El Paso, Texas, the mayor of Ciudad Juarez said Friday.
Mayor Jose Reyes said federal police have confirmed to him that a car bomb was used in the attack that killed three people Thursday.
Federal police and paramedics were lured to the scene by a phone call reporting that shots were fired and a municipal police officer lay wounded at a major intersection, Reyes told the Associated Press.
As the paramedics were working on the wounded man, a parked car exploded, he said.
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Nations willing to reduce cyberattacks
A group of nations — including the United States, China and Russia — have for the first time signaled a willingness to engage in reducing the threat of attacks on each others' computer networks.
Although the agreement, reached this week at the United Nations, is comprised of only recommendations, Robert Knake, a cyberwarfare expert with the Council on Foreign Relations, said it represents a "significant change in U.S. posture" and is part of the Obama administration's strategy of diplomatic engagement.
Fire in Iraq hotel kills 28, many foreigners
BAGHDAD — A fire swept through a hotel in northern Iraq filled with foreigners, killing at least 28 people as some desperate guests jumped from windows in attempts to escape the flames, officials and witnesses said Friday.
At least half of the dead were foreigners, some of whom worked in Iraqi Kurdistan's oil industry and mobile phone sector.