Thursday, August 18, 2011
Mexican Army kills 10 more sicarios in Nuevo Leon
A gunbattle between Mexican Army troops and members of a Zeta cell in the municipality of Agualeguas, Nuevo Leon, Thursday afternoon resulted in the deaths of 10 gunmen and the seizure of 10 rifles, 5 vehicles, military uniforms and tactical gear, 2 thousand rounds of ammunition and ten 40mm grenades.
Agualeguas is located northeast of Monterrey, off the Monterrey-Ciudad Mier highway and approximately 50 miles from the Texas border.
The gun battle occurred in a house and compound appropriated by the criminals in the small community of La Escondida, on the road between Sabinas Hidalgo and Agualeguas. During the fighting at least 20 other Zetas were able to escape into the surrounding countryside.
Six of the gunmen were reportedly killed inside the home and 4 other were killed in the surrounding brush as they were pursued by the soldiers.
One soldier was wounded in the attack.