Cartel gunmen tried to ambush a squad of Mexican military officers, setting off a fierce shootout where authorities killed 11 and arrested seven more.
The shootout took place this week near the town of Texcaltitlán, Mexico State, about 78 miles south of Mexico City. Authorities were carrying out an operation targeting a member of La Familia Michoacana when gunmen tried to ambush.
Members of Mexico’s Army, Navy, and National Guard fought off the attack, initially killing 10, injuring four, and arresting seven total. One of the injured gunmen died hours later.
Así el enfrentamiento entre fuerzas estatales y federales y presuntos integrantes del crimen organizado en Texcaltitlán, Estado de México.
— Joaquín López-Dóriga (@lopezdoriga) June 14, 2022