9 dead in shootouts with Mexican marines

2017-02-18 12:00


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Mexico City - Five suspects and a taxi driver were killed in two shootouts between drug cartel gunmen and marines on Friday in the border city of Reynosa in northern Mexico.

The government of Tamaulipas state, where Reynosa is located across the border from McAllen, Texas, said another three people died late on Thursday in other confrontations.

The marines were responding to reports of armed men when they came under fire early on Friday.

Two suspects were killed in the first confrontation, and two escaped. Three other suspected drug gang gunmen opened fire on marines and were killed in a second shootout on Friday. The driver of their taxi was also killed.

Unidentified suspects later burned tyres to block roads and interfere with law enforcement authorities.

The dead gunmen were believed to be part of a Gulf Cartel wing commanded by Julian Loisa Salinas, known as Comandante Toro. Reynosa has long been dominated by the Gulf drug cartel.

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