23 December 2011, 06:06

11 dead in Mexico bus attacks

11 dead in Mexico bus attacks

A group of five gunmen sprayed three passenger buses with bullets in Mexico's Gulf coast state of Veracruz on Thursday, killing seven passengers, before being chased down and killed by soldiers, the AP reports. Veracruz state government spokeswoman said the gunmen apparently resisted detention and died in the ensuing shootout.

A group of five gunmen sprayed three passenger buses with bullets in Mexico's Gulf coast state of Veracruz on Thursday, killing seven passengers, before being chased down and killed by soldiers, the AP reports.

Veracruz state government spokeswoman said the gunmen apparently resisted detention and died in the ensuing shootout.

The area has been the scene of bloody battles between members of the Zetas drug gang and their former allies, the Gulf cartel.

(TASS)

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