Mexican soldiers kill ten after highway ambush near U.S. border
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MEXICO CITY (Reuters) - Mexican soldiers killed ten members of a criminal group accused of ambushing a military patrol near the U.S. border in the violent northern state of Tamaulipas on Saturday, the government said.
A military convoy was attacked by armed men in several vehicles on a highway outside the border city of Nuevo Laredo, according to a statement from the state's joint military and police task force.
Troops killed eight people after the ambush and chased attackers, leading to another firefight where two more were killed. A woman driving a truck was hit by a stray bullet and later died in a hospital, the task force said.
After seeing a downward trend since 2012, drug gang killings began to rise last year. Tamaulipas is one of the country's most violent states and a bastion of the Zetas drug gang.
(Reporting by Anahi Rama; Writing by Michael O'Boyle; Editing by Mary Milliken)
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