Mexico Gang Shootout: At least 11 dead including a soldier and woman
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.
|At least 11 killed in latest Mexico drug gang shootout|
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.
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