27 dead in border violence in Ciudad

September 3, 2010 04:54

The Mexican army says it has killed 27 suspected drug cartel gunmen in a clash near the US border.

BBC News


‘A patrol came under fire as it approached an apparent training camp spotted during an aerial search over Ciudad Mier, the army said.’

‘Twenty-five rifles, four grenades, 4,200 rounds of ammunition and 23 vehicles, including two painted to look like military vehicles, were also seized, officials said.’

‘The rival Zetas and Gulf cartels have been waging a bloody turf war in and around Tamaulipas, a border region which has seen an escalation of violence in recent months.’


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