14 killed in drug shootout in Mexico

April 7th, 2008 - 8:56 am ICT by admin  

Mexico City, April 7 (DPA) An armed clash between rival drug gangs in northern Mexico left at least 14 people dead, the daily newspaper El Universal reported Sunday. The shootout continued for hours Saturday in the cities of Parral and Matamoros in the state of Chihuahua, which borders the US.

Mexico’s federal government recently sent special anti-narcotics security forces to Chihuahua to combat drug traffickers. The defence minister ordered reinforcements Sunday to Chihuahua to quell the violence.

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