19 peo­ple killed in clashes in Mex­ico. CULIACAN,

The Denver Post - - NEWS -

Mex­i­can au­thor­i­ties said Satur­day that at least 19 peo­ple died in clashes be­tween armed men and se­cu­rity forces in the gang-plagued north­west­ern state of Si­naloa, where vi­o­lence has spiked dra­mat­i­cally fol­low­ing the cap­ture and ex­tra­di­tion of con­victed drug lord Joaquin “El Chapo” Guz­man.

A state­ment from the State Pros­e­cu­tor’s Of­fice said Fri­day’s vi­o­lence was touched off by an ini­tial shoot­ing in­volv­ing “ri­val groups” of gun­men in the town of Villa Union.

Newspapers in English

Newspapers from USA

© PressReader. All rights reserved.