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20 Dead in shootout between drug cartel and police in Mexico

have been killed In a shootout between suspected drug traffickers and the police in Mexico near the border to the United States, according to the latest data 20 people. Among the dead are four policemen and 14 alleged to be Criminal, authorities.

Three of the bodies could not be identified accordingly. The police in the Federal state of Coahuila had specified the number of victims on Sunday first, with 21 dead, this but later corrected. The Governor of Coahuila made the drug cartel Noreste from the nearby state of Tamaulipas responsible for the violence.

The shooting began, according to the information already on Saturday in Villa Union in Coahuila, and lasted until the early hours of Sunday, after officials discovered several vehicles with heavily armed passengers. The incident occurred 60 kilometers from the US border.

Mexico against Intervention of the USA

dealing with the drug cartels, is currently causing tension between Mexico and the United States. Mexico's head of state, Andrés Manuel López Obrador was held recently, with clear words against an armed US against the Mexican drug cartels. The head of state was responding to the announcement by US President Donald Trump, Mexican drug cartels as terrorist organizations classify and harder to fight.

Trump had demanded after a deadly attack on the US-Mexican Mormons in Mexico at the beginning of November a "war" against the drug cartels and the Mexican government in the U.S. offered help.

Since the beginning of the year were murdered in Mexico, approximately 26'000 people - a new violence record in the crime-ridden country. (sho/sda)

Created: 02.12.2019, 11:02 PM

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