11 Killed In Clash Between Criminal Gang And Villagers In Central Mexico

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Published: December 9,2023 12:06 PM
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The clash occurred in the hamlet of Texcaltitlan, about 80 miles southwest of the capital

December 9, 2023: At least 11 people were killed in a clash that broke out between suspected gang members and residents of a village in central Mexico on Friday.



According to police officials, the clash occurred in the hamlet of Texcaltitlan, about 80 miles (130 kilometers) southwest of the capital.



Out of 11, eight were suspected to be tied to criminal activities and three were members of the community. However, police did not identify the gang suspected of involvement in the confrontation.



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Locals claimed that the gunmen belonging to Familia Michoacana, a drug cartel blamed for the massacre of 20 people in neighbouring Guerrero state last year. Now, they had arrived at the village demanding local farmers pay extortion fees.



As per sources, Mexico’s drug cartels are known for extorting money from businesses using threats of violence and the Familia Michoacana drug cartel has been active in the region for years.