Sol­diers kill six gun­men in north­ern Mex­ico

The Pak Banker - - 6international -

MEX­ICO CITY: Mex­ico's De­fense Depart­ment says sol­diers killed six as­sailants in a clash in the north­ern state of Ta­mauli­pas, across the border from Texas.

The De­fense Depart­ment state­ment in­di­cates troops were headed to in­spect a ranch in the mu­nic­i­pal­ity of Gus­tavo Diaz Or­daz when gun­men opened fire and the sol­diers re­sponded, killing six.

Sol­diers have also seized 24 as­sault ri­fles, five grenades, two grenade launch­ers and three bul­let­proof cars.

The fed­eral govern­ment last month an­nounced ma­jor of­fen­sives in Ta­mauli­pas and neigh­bor­ing Nuevo Leon state to com­bat a surge in vi­o­lence re­sult­ing from a split ear­lier this year be­tween the Ze­tas para­mil­i­tary or­ga­ni­za­tion and the Gulf drug car­tel.

In Can­cun, po­lice said they found the bod­ies of three men Tues­day morn­ing who had been shot to death in neigh­bor­hoods far from where U.N. Cli­mate Change con­fer­ence is tak­ing place. -Ap

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