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Mexican Military Clash with Gunmen in Tamaulipas, 6 Dead

MEXICO / 9 DEC 2010 BY INSIGHT CRIME EN

In a heated firefight this Tuesday, soldiers killed six gunmen in Gustavo Diaz Ordaz, Tamaulipas.

According to Mexican daily El Informador, the troops were en route to inspect a ranch in the municipality when gunmen opened fire and the soldiers responded, killing six. As a result of the firefight, authorities captured 25 firearms, grenades, rocket launchers and two armored vehicles.

An increasingly violent state, Tamaulipas is currently being rocked by the ongoing conflict between the Gulf Cartel and the Zetas. Recently, the Mexican army freed sixteen hostages in that state, three women and thirteen men, after a shootout with a group of alleged kidnappers that killed two of the offenders. These incidents took place only a month after Mexico’s federal government announced a major military offensive in both Tamaulipas and neighboring Nuevo Leon aimed at targeting drug trafficking activities.

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