MEXICO CITY (AP) - The Defense Department statement indicates troops were headed to inspect a ranch in the municipality of Gustavo Diaz Ordaz when gunmen opened fire and the soldiers responded, killing six.
Soldiers have also seized 24 assault rifles, five grenades, two
grenade launchers and three bulletproof cars.
The federal government last month announced major offensives in
Tamaulipas and neighboring Nuevo Leon state to combat a surge in
violence resulting from a split earlier this year between the Zetas
paramilitary organization and the Gulf drug cartel.
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