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43 Dead in gun battle between drug cartel and police in Mexico

  • Mexico, May 23, 2015 - At least 43 people were killed in a series of clashes between the Mexican police and a drug cartel. As per media reports, the dead included 42 suspected members of the gang and one Federal police officer. The three-hour long firefight took place at Rancho del Sol, near Ecuanduero, in western Mexico. Pictures from the scene showed bodies lying in the fields, next to farm equipment and on blood-stained patio. The pictures showed some of the bodies with semi-automatic rifles, while others without weapons. National Security Commissioner Monte Alejandro Rubido said that the suspects were members of a criminal organization who operate in the Jalisco state.

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