|Autodefensas hunt for Templarios in Arteaga (Archive)|
Photo by: Germán Canseco
Government sources reported that five people were killed on Saturday morning, during a shootout in the mountainous area of Tumbiscatío, Michoacán. According to information gathered, the five bodies belonged to members of the Caballeros Templarios. Sources also say that the shootout was between members of the Fuerza Rural and members of the Caballeros Templarios while others report that it was between the Fuerza Rural and members of Los Viagras.
Members of the Fuerza Rural were carrying out an operation in the municipality of Tumbiscatío in order to search for sicarios of the Caballeros Templarios, when a shootout started between both sides.
After the shootout, military forces arrived at the scene to safeguard the area and search for more members of the criminal group.