Security forces have shot lifeless 7 more speculated cartel gunmen after a weekend strike on a northern Mexican town, as per the authorities, taking the death toll to twenty-one and combining fuel to a dispute about whether the groups should be considered terrorists.
The government of Coahuila state-maintained ten gunmen and four police officers were killed in shootouts on Saturday, November 30, in Villa Unión, dates after Donald Trump fumed bilateral tensions by announcing he would charge cartels as terrorists.
The gunmen spread into the Villa Unión’s mayor’s office with weapons and state police proceeded the gang members later they escaped the town, annihilating seven more in the initial hours of Sunday, the Coahuila government announced in a statement.
The results in Villa Union attach to a series of fresh security failures that have suggested doubts about the containment approach of the Mexican president, Andrés Manuel López Obrador, who held office a year ago promising to get a handle on chronic gang struggle.
President López Obrador announced on Friday he would not allow any foreign interference in Mexico to administer with strong criminal organizations in answer to Trump’s remarks.
The US attorney general, William Barr, is scheduled to visit Mexico following week to review assistance over security.
US and Mexican critique has concentrated on the 4 November killing of nine women and kids of US-Mexican youth from Mormon communities in northern Mexico, and the armed troops’ discharge of a son of the narcotics peer Joaquin “El Chapo” Guzman following pressure from cartel gangsters in the center of Culiacán.
Coahuila has a past of gang clash, although the manslaughter total in the state that adjoins Texas is well under where it was seven years ago. Homicide numbers are forcing record levels over the country as a sum.