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5 soldiers killed in battle with cartel

May 03, 2007|From Times Wire Reports

Five soldiers and a suspected drug cartel enforcer were killed in a shootout in the western Mexican state of Michoacan, which is the target of an anti-drug offensive.

More than a dozen suspected Zetas, a group of Gulf cartel hit men, opened fire late Tuesday in Caracuaro, 120 miles west of Mexico City, police said.

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