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Saturday, September 15, 2012

4 die in Zacatecas state

By Chris Covert

A total of four armed suspects were killed by Mexican security forces Saturday afternoon in in Calera municipality in Zacatecas state, according to Mexican news reports.

According to a news report posted on the Zacatecas en Linea news website, a Policia Federal (PF) road patrol initiated a pursuit with armed suspects near the intersection of calles 5 de Mayo and Zaragoza, near the municipal cemetery, presumbly in Víctor Rosales, the capitol of Calera.  As the pursuit continued, the suspects opened fire on the patrol unit near Calle Morelos in Zona Centro.

The pursuit and gunfight ended in Nuevo Calera colony where presumably the four were killed.

Several news reports note that a Mexican Revolution Day celebration was scheduled to take place at 1800 hrs that evening in Víctor Rosales, and because of that the city was already heavily reinforced with security forces.

Calera municipality is between Zacatecas and Fresnillo municipalities on Mexico Federal Highway 45, which connects San Luis Potosi state and Durango state

Chris Covert writes Mexican Drug War and national political news for

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