November 15, 2011--A group of unidentified gunmen attacked the premises of the
Mexican daily El Siglo de Torreón early this morning, setting a car on
fire and shooting at the building several times.
2:40 a.m., at least three assailants parked two vehicles in front of the
newspaper's offices in the city of Torreón
in the northern state of Coahuila, the paper reported. They set one of the
cars on fire in front of El Siglo's
main door and left in the other. Before fleeing, the gunmen used assault rifles
to spray the premises with about 20 bullets that police recovered at the scene,
editor Javier Garza told CPJ. One of the offices suffered some damage, but
there were no injuries, he said. Federal and state police, as well as members
of the Mexican army, arrived at the scene shortly after the attack.