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Video captures intense gun battle between military troops and Gulf Cartel hitmen in Mexican border city

August 2, 2018  |  Posted by: Michael Falzarano
Video captures intense gun battle between military troops and Gulf Cartel hitmen in Mexican border city

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Mexican military troops clashed with alleged hitmen of the Gulf Cartel, who were traveling in armored trucks on Tuesday in the border city of Matamoros.

A high-ranking official with Mexico’s Fourth Military Region that an armored caravan was confronted by army patrols setting off a fierce exchange of gunfire.

“At noon yesterday, units confronted several vehicles moving through a gap leading to the beach in Matamoros,” the official told Proceso.

According to reports, armed assailants in several armored vehicles stopped and “opened fire on the troops so the rest of the caravan could escape.”

The military source said authorities believe a high command of the Gulf Cartel was traveling in one of the vehicles which managed to escape.

Following the confrontation, four of the gunmen exited vehicles and surrendered to authorities while three other suspects were treated for injuries by military personnel.

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