Dozens dead in Mexico gang shoot-out


THE western Mexican state of Michoacan, witnessed a scene of carnage when at least 43 people were killed in a shoot-out in a gunfight between security forces and an armed gang.

The gun battle took place in Tanhuato near the Jalisco state border yesterday (May22).

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The violence is thought to be drug related, and officials have said that at least one police officer was killed.

The authorities have been fighting a bloody war with the area’s most powerful drug cartel, Jalisco New Generation, for years.

The majority of those killed at a ranch are believed to have been members of the cartel, said National Security Commissioner Monte Alejandro Rubido.


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