Mexican Soldiers Kill 8 Suspected Cartel Gunmen
Army soldiers killed eight gunmen in a shootout that erupted during a raid on a drug cartel’s camp in the northeastern Mexican state of Tamaulipas.
The Defense Secretariat said in a statement that the soldiers took the gunmen by surprise Friday at the camp in the town of San Fernando, not far from where 72 mostly Central American migrants were killed last August by members of the Los Zetas cartel, apparently for refusing to work for the drug mob.
Seeing the soldiers approaching the camp, the gunmen began firing, the secretariat said, adding that eight suspected cartel enforcers were killed and another nine people were arrested.
One of the detainees said she had been held captive at the camp.