An hour long gun battle around 11:45 a.m. in the small town of Villa Union, Coahuila State, Mexico, left 4 police officers dead and 17 cartel members deceased. The town of 3,000 people was attacked by armed cartel members in a convoy of trucks on Saturday. Several city workers are still missing. The Mexican town is only about an hours drive southwest of Eagle Pass, Texas.
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The cartel members sprayed government buildings, a health building, and a church with bullets as they attacked Villa Union. Ten cartel members were killed in the initial response, along with 4 police officers. Seven more cartel members were killed on Sunday, bringing the death toll to 21.
Aprox a las 11:45 de la mañana de este sábado se registró una balacera entre presuntos miembros del crimen organizado y elementos de la Secretaría de la Defensa Nacional (Sedena) en Villa Unión, Coahuila. pic.twitter.com/p3mdmgdREn
— hermes (@vialhermes) November 30, 2019
Approximately 11:45 a.m. on Saturday, a shootout was registered between suspected members of organized crime and elements of the National Defense Secretariat (Sedena) in Villa Unión, Coahuila.
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