MEXICO CITY (CBSDFW.COM/AP) — Shootouts with Mexican troopers and police close to the U.S. border left 9 suspected gunmen lifeless on September 16.
The federal government of the northern border state of Coahuila mentioned state law enforcement officials got here below hearth whereas patrolling a mud street southwest of the border metropolis of Nuevo Laredo.
The state mentioned that troopers had been known as in for reinforcement and that they pursued and killed the attackers following a confrontation.
Of the 2 automobiles discovered on the scene, one was a truck fitted with home made steel-plate armor. Such vans, often known as “monsters,” are sometimes utilized by drug gangs within the area.
The state authorities mentioned 10 weapons had been discovered on the scene, together with a .50-caliber sniper rifle.
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