Reporting on the Mexican Cartel Drug War

Six Gunmen Die in Clashes with Mexican Troops

Friday, December 30, 2011 |

Six gunmen thought to work for the Los Caballeros Templarios drug cartel were killed in two separate clashes with troops in the western state of Michoacan, Mexico’s defense department said.

The first incident took place around midnight Wednesday, when an army patrol confronted armed men in the municipality of Buenavista Tomatlan, the stronghold of the Caballeros.

Soldiers killed three gunmen and seized three assault rifles, 1,000 rounds of ammunition and an SUV with California license plates, according to a statement from 21st Military Zone headquarters in Morelia, the state capital.

One soldier was wounded in the battle.

Three other suspected Caballeros enforcers died Thursday morning in a clash with troops in the village of La Yerbabuena. The dead men were part of a larger contingent that fled the village, leaving behind guns and three vehicles, the military said.

Los Caballeros Templarios (Knights Templar) is a splinter group of the La Familia Michoacana mob that formerly dominated the illegal drug trade and other rackets in Michoacan.

Troops this year have killed 91 gunmen working for the various cartels battling to control drug trafficking in Michoacan, the 21st Military Zone said.

With more than 230 kilometers (143 miles) of Pacific coastline, Michoacan is a key transshipment point for South American cocaine destined for the United States.
Source: EFE

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8 Borderland Beat Comments:

Anonymous said...

Why no good pictures anymore...we don't want to see theseclame picsvof vehicles from a mile away. Show us the reality of this war...quit soft soaping it.

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Anonymous said...

they never say how many mexican soldiers died lol that makes me luagh they bleed too

Anonymous said...

YESSS!! 6 less low lives!

Anonymous said...

Too bad they weren't Zetas but we'll take what we can get.

Anonymous said...

Good Job boys,go get some more,BRAVO!

Anonymous said...

They do report military casualties when they occur. Your probably one of those idiots who think any dumb ass can pick up a rifle and be accurate with it. Most of your CT's are high on meth and coke and are running on pure adrenaline when they try to kill soldiers.

Good shoot fuerzas armadas.

Anonymous said...

11:04 Yes there is lack or reports on casualties from the other side but really, it is not just picking up a gun, pointing and shooting.

I dont know how it is now but during my military training we spend hours and hours drilling with training rounds before we ever even got to the firing range. It is really all about repetition of the motions till you can do it just about instictively.

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