Among those killed is known as El Dumbo . EL Dumbo is Los Zetas plaza chief in Monclova.
Elements of federal and local forces killed the suspects after a chase that ended in a private school which at this time was closed for the summer holiday.
The confrontation began at Chopo Street in the colonia Los Pinos, which commenced in a pursuit that lasted to the colonia La Salle, where subjects fled on foot taking refuge at La Salle School.
During the shootout a vehicle accident occurred , resulting in an army vehicle hiting a Ford Lobo pickup truck at the intersection of Boulevard Pape Avenue and Monterrey.
The soldiers were heading to the scene of the shootout to support federal and local forces.
It was reported that it was the in the accident that the soldier was killed.
Meanwhile, injured soldiers were taken to the IMSS clinic 7 which is guarded by police and military elements.
The school facilities are monitored by members of the Group of Special Weapons and Tactics (GATE).
In a statement, the Attorney General in the state and the State Security Commission reported that five suspects were killed Thursday by elements of GATE when members of this security repelled gunfire.
Attention, City of Monclova. This is a wake-up call, now that we are here. We did not come here to murder or kidnap innocent people, nor to take your money or goods. We came to finish off the ‘Cartel of the Z’. I came XTI, Abuelo Dumbo. Don’t blame the government. There I left you an example of what (blurry last two words)” Atte. Gulf Cartel
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