Ciudad Juarez's drug war death toll hits 3,000This year's death toll from drug-related violence in the north Mexican city of Ciudad Juarez has reached 3,000 - 10 times the figure recorded in 2007.
A total of 7,386 people have been killed in Ciudad Juarez in the
The grim milestone was reached after two murders on Tuesday, the Chihuahua state attorney-general's office said.
Last year, 2,763 people were killed in Ciudad Juarez, 1,140 more than in 2008.
More than 30,000 people have died across Mexico since President Felipe Calderon launched an offensive against the drug cartels in 2006.
Northern states have seen much of the violence, with cartels fighting each other for control of the lucrative drug smuggling routes to the US.Exodus
Arturo Sandoval, a spokesman for Chihuahua's attorney-general, announced on Tuesday that, with two weeks left in 2010, 3,000 murders had been recorded in Ciudad Juarez, a city of 1.3 million people.
The latest deaths were the result of two separate incidents, he said. One of the victims was a 35-year-old man found shot dead in a car, while the other murder saw a 46-year-old killed in front of his family.