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Soldiers, gunmen killed in shoot-out

Published:Tuesday | January 26, 2010 | 12:00 AM


Authorities say a shoot-out between troops and suspected drug traffickers in northern Mexico has killed two soldiers and four gunmen. The defence department says the clash began when gunmen opened fire on a military patrol on Sunday in the town of Doctor Arroyo, in Nuevo León state. A defence statement says soldiers returned fire, killing three assailants inside a home and another in a car. Also yesterday, police in Veracruz state said a federal court official kidnapped last week was found dead.

State prosecutor José Franyutti said Nayeli Reyes' mutilated body was discovered Sunday in the same residential neighbourhood of Boca del Rio where she was abducted. A threatening note signed by a drug cartel was left with the corpse.