10 gunmen dead in shootout with police in central Mexico

10 gunmen dead in shootout with police in central Mexico


10 gunmen dead in shootout with police in central Mexico
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10 gunmen dead in shootout with police in central Mexico. 

Highlights

  • A shootout between police, soldiers and gunmen in central Mexico left ten suspects dead
  • Prosecutors in the State of Mexico said 3 detectives were also wounded in the gun battle
  • The shooting occurred on Tuesday about 80 miles southwest of Mexico City in the town of Texcaltitlan

A shootout between police, soldiers and gunmen in central Mexico left ten suspects dead and four wounded on Tuesday (June 14).

Prosecutors in the State of Mexico, which borders Mexico City, said three detectives were also wounded in the gun battle. Their injuries were apparently not life-threatening.

The shooting occurred on Tuesday about 80 miles (130 kilometers) southwest of Mexico City, in the town of Texcaltitlan, when the suspects opened fire on police.

Prosecutors said the detectives seized 20 rifles, pistols and military-style uniforms and bulletproof vests at the scene. The area has been the scene of frequent killings and extortion by drug gangs.

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