Massacre in Mexican drug rehab centre

At least 30 gunmen burst into a drug rehabilitation centre in a Mexican border state capital and opened fire, killing 19 men and wounding several others.

The attack happened late on Thursday at the Faith and Life centre in Chihua-hua city, 210 miles south of the Texas border. The victims were roused from their beds shortly before 11pm and left face-down along a hallway, the centre's director, Cristian Rey Ramirez, said.

The attackers left messages accusing the victims, who ranged in age from 30 to 40 and included a blind man, of being criminals.