Guardsmen Overrun At The Border

KPNX-TV 12, Phoenix, Jan. 4, 2007

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According to the Border Patrol, an unknown number of gunmen attacked the site in the state’s West Desert Region around 11 p.m. [Wednesday] The site is manned by National Guardsmen. Those guardsmen were forced to retreat.

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The Border Patrol says the incident occurred somewhere along the 120 mile section of the border between Nogales and Lukeville. The area is known as a drug corridor. Last year, 124-thousand pounds of illegal drugs were confiscated in this area.

The Border patrol says the attackers quickly retreated back into Mexico.

Hear stories on the attack and on the security concerns it raises.

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