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Border Prison Fight Leaves Six Inmates Dead

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A cell is seen during the presentation to the press of the new facilities to extend the federal prison in El Rincon, northwestern Mexico, Tuesday, Feb. 28, 2012. According to authorities, the prison will be able to house some 3500 inmates when works finish in about 5 months. (AP Photo/Alexandre Meneghini)
A cell is seen during the presentation to the press of the new facilities to extend the federal prison in El Rincon, northwestern Mexico, Tuesday, Feb. 28, 2012. According to authorities, the prison will be able to house some 3500 inmates when works finish in about 5 months. (AP Photo/Alexandre Meneghini)

MEXICO CITY (AP) — Authorities in northern Mexico say six inmates have died in a prison fight in the city of Reynosa, across the border from McAllen, Texas.

Tamaulipas state authorities said in a statement that three inmates have acknowledged to stabbing the victims to death with makeshift knives.

Officials say the suspects told investigators they attacked the six inmates Sunday night because of old grudges between the two groups.

Authorities didn't say if those involved are connected to drug trafficking or what crimes they were convicted for.

Tamaulipas state has become a battleground for the formerly allied Zetas and Gulf drug cartels as they fight over turf.

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