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Mexican soldiers, police kill 9 in shootout near U.S. border

Mexican soldiers and police killed 9 suspected gunmen in shootouts near the U.S. border on September 16.

The government of the northern border state of Coahuila said State police officers came under fire while patrolling a dirt road southwest of the border city of Nuevo Laredo.

The State said that soldiers were called in for reinforcement and that they pursued and killed the attackers following a confrontation.

Of the two vehicles found at the scene, one was a truck fitted with homemade steel-plate armor. Such trucks, known as “monsters,” are often used by drug gangs in the region.

The State government said 10 weapons were found at the scene, including a .50-caliber sniper rifle.


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