Ten killed in Mexico shootout between alleged criminals

Federal policemen take part in training exercises during the opening of a new federal police center in Mexico City June 16, 2008. (Reuters)
Updated 23 May 2019

Ten killed in Mexico shootout between alleged criminals

  • The clash resulted in a preliminary toll of ten dead and at least four others wounded

MORELIA: Ten people were killed Wednesday in a shootout between “presumed members of criminal groups” in Mexico’s western state of Michoacan, the regional prosecutor’s office said.
The clash that took place near the Arroyo Colorado neighborhood of Urusapan municipality resulted in a preliminary toll of ten dead and at least four others wounded, the state prosecutor’s office said.
Authorities said they found military-grade weapons, ammunition clips and bullets of various calibers at the shootout site.
Michoacan has long dealt with criminal violence, leading to the rise of self defense groups six years ago and the deployment of soldiers to the state in 2014.
Mexico has seen spike in deadly violence since the government deployed soldiers to crack down on drug trafficking cartels in 2006.
More than 250,000 people have been killed since then, although it remains unclear how many of those are linked to the war on drug cartels.


Trump says next G7 summit won't be at his Miami golf resort

This file photo taken on April 03, 2018 shows a view of the entrance of Trump National Doral in Miami, Florida. (AFP)
Updated 46 min 58 sec ago

Trump says next G7 summit won't be at his Miami golf resort

  • Trump cited what he termed “Crazed and Irrational Hostility” from Democrats and the news media in explaining the reversal

WASHINGTON: US President Donald Trump late Saturday abandoned plans to host next year’s Group of Seven economic summit of leaders of developed nations at his Florida golf resort, after Democrats and others decried the decision as evidence of the president misusing his office for personal gain.
In a series of tweets, Trump said he would drop the plan announced Thursday by White House acting chief of staff Mick Mulvaney. Trump cited what he termed “Crazed and Irrational Hostility” from Democrats and the news media in explaining the reversal. “We will begin the search for another site, including the possibility of Camp David, immediately,” he wrote.