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Mexican Drug Lord Killed By Soldiers

Mexico border mapBy Allan Lengel
ticklethewire.com

These days Mexico chalks up far more defeats than victories when it comes to battling the increasingly violent drug cartels.

But Thursday, Mexico authorities declared a major victory when one of the  top three leaders of Mexico’s  most potent drug cartel, Ignacio “Nacho” Coronel, was killed in a gunfight with soldiers, the Associated Press reported.

AP reported that Coronel was killed near the city of Guadalajara.

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Pakistani Scientist Accused of Trying to Shoot American Soldiers and FBI Agents Found Guilty in NY

new-york-mapBy Allan Lengel
ticklethewire.com

A Pakistani neuroscientist, who disrupted her New York trial with multiple outbursts, was convicted Wednesday of attempted murder for trying to kill American soldiers and F.B.I. agents in Afghanistan, the U.S. Attorney’s Office announced.

Authorities charged that Aafia Siddiqui, 37, of grabbing grabbed an M4 rifle in an Afghanistan police station in 2008 and fired on American officers and federal agents. No one was hit.

The jury deliberated for over 2 days following a 14 day trial, authorities said.

The New York Times reported that as jurors began leaving the courtroom, Siddiqui turned to them in her chair and said:

“This is a verdict coming from Israel and not from America. That’s where the anger belongs. I can testify to this, and I have proof.”