December 1, 1996 in Nation/World

Bus Carrying Peace Workers Comes Under Fire In Mexico

Associated Press
 

A gunman fired on a bus carrying American and Mexican peace workers in the southern state of Chiapas, a leader of the volunteers’ Minnesota-based group said Saturday.

No one was injured in Friday’s attack, although one bullet penetrated a bus window at head level, Tom Hansen of Pastors for Peace said. A gunman in olivegreen clothing shot several times at the bus as it passed through Agua Fria, 50 miles north of here, Hansen said.

The motive for the attack was not known.

The volunteers - from California, New York, New Jersey, Washington, Minnesota, Kentucky and South Dakota - were en route to the village of Jolnixtie, to deliver 12 tons food, medicine and clothing.

The following fields overflowed: DATELINE = SAN CRISTOBAL DE LAS CASAS, MEXICO

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