Thursday, February 10, 2011 |
Borderland Beat Reporter
The Secretary of National Defense also stated that during the confrontation that occurred early this morning in the town of Tabasco, Zacatecas, died a member of the armed forces and two others were wounded
The Secretary of National Defense (SEDENA) reported that the clash between armed forces and a group of criminals in the town of Tabasco, Zacatecas, resulted in eight gunmen killed, but one soldier died and two more were injured.
In a statement, the Department of Defense said they received a report that indicated the presence of armed people in the municipality, personal assigned to the military zone 11 and 14 were assaulted with gun fire, reason why in defense of its integrity and the life of the inhabitants repelled the aggression, which began last night and continued this morning.
“At the scene eight gunmen lay dead, while securing six rifles, 35 magazines, 548 cartridges of various calibers, three radios, three cartridge belts and two bulletproof vests. "
According to the National Defense the bodies of the attackers, weapons and equipment were made available to the local authorities.In the statement, Sedena joined the condolences expressed by the Supreme Commander of the Armed Forces and President Felipe Calderón Hinojosa, addressed to the families of our “comrade-in-arms” who was killed in the line of duty.He noted that the family of the soldier killed will be provided with appropriate support and benefits they are entitled.
According to local authorities, the municipality of Tabasco is immersed in heavy security, as elements of the military, federal and state police continue to search for suspected criminals who have hidden in houses.