Mexico Gang Shootout: At least 11 dead including a soldier and woman
Linkedin

Mexico Gang Shootout: At least 11 dead including a soldier and woman

Mexico City : Mexico | Sep 26, 2012 at 9:00 PM PDT
By
XX XX
Views: Pending
 

MEXICO CITY, Mexico (Thu, Sep 27) - According to Mexican authorities; atleast 11 people are reported killed Wednesday in a gunbattle between armed gangsters and army men near a church in southern Mexico.

The dead reportedly include a soldier and one woman along with 9 drug traffickers. Mexican Authorities report that weapons, including five AK-47 and five AR-15 assault rifles, some vehicles and bags of marijuana were also confiscated.

According to details; troops were patrolling in the town of Tepecoacuilco de Trujano in violence-hit Guerrero state, about 120 miles (200 kilometers) south of Mexico City, when they were attacked by a heavily armed group.

Guerrero is home to the popular resort city of Acapulco and has been the scene of an increasingly violent war between rival drug gangs fighting over turf and smuggling routes.

According to BBC News; more than 55,000 people have been killed since President Felipe Calderon launched a war on the drug cartels in 2006.

SOURCE:

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-latin-america-19737363

http://abcnews.go.com/International/wireStory/mexican-troops-shootout-11-die-17331819#.UGPLVq7cPIU

madn3wz is based in Faisalābād, Punjab, Pakistan, and is an Anchor on Allvoices.
Report Credibility
 
  • Clear
  • Share:
  • Share
  • Clear
  • Clear
  • Clear
  • Clear
 
 
 
Advertisement
 

News Stories

 
  • Ten killed in Mexico gun battle

    Ten Mexican 'gang members' killed in Guerrero state gun battle The army has taken a leading role in Mexico's war on drugs At least 10 people have been killed in a gun battle between a heavily armed criminal gang and the army, authorities in southern...
  • Mexican troops in shootout, 11 die

      Taiwan News
    Mexican authorities say troops have clashed with an armed group near a church in southern Mexico, leaving 11 people dead, including a soldier and one woman. The Guerrero state prosecutor's office says troops confronted the group in the town of...
  • Alloeged leader of drug faction arrested

      SF Gate
    Mexican authorities working closely with their U.S. counterparts said they scored big in the fight against drug cartels with the capture of a top leader of Mexico's most vicious criminal gang, the Zetas paramilitary force. Ivan Velazquez Caballero ,...
  • Mexican navy: Zetas leader captured

    Mexican marines arrested the person "presumed to be and who says he is" Velazquez in the north-central state of San Luis Potosi on Wednesday, officials said. Velazquez is "one of the principal leaders of the Zetas cartel," the Mexican navy said in a...

More From Allvoices

Related People

Report Your News Got a similar story?
Add it to the network!

Or add related content to this report

Most Commented Reports



Use of this site is governed by our Terms of Use Agreement and Privacy Policy.

© Allvoices, Inc. 2008-2014. All rights reserved. Powered by PulsePoint.