19 Killed in Suspected Drug Cartel War in Mexico

Two Gangs Fighting Over Drug Trafficking Routes to the US Were Involved in the Gunfight

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At least nineteen people were killed in suspected gang violence in the northern Mexico border state of Chihuahua on Saturday.

According to a report by state prosecutors, two grenades, vehicles and guns were found at the scene of the gunfight. Two criminals groups fighting over drug trafficking routes to the United States were involved in the gunfight. The killings happened on a remote road that connects the Sonora and Chihuahua states.

The police said groups allied with the Sinaloa cartel have been fighting rival gangs, including the Beltran Leyva gang and gangs aligned with the Juarez cartel.

Eighteen corpses were recovered at the scene. Two injured people were taken to the hospital, where one died while undergoing treatment.