Jul 8, 2011

Whack-a-mole Drug War: Mexico Police Clash with Caballeros Templarios Drug Gang

More on yesterday's violence in Michoacán. From 'InSight Crime'

Mexico Police Clash with Caballeros Templarios Drug Gang: "At least seven people have been killed in the western Mexico state of Michoacan in battles between the federal police and members of criminal group the Caballeros Templarios.

The violence began on Thursday at around 5 p.m., when members of the gang blocked roads to a number of towns in the state and set fire to buses and other vehicles.

Three police officers were wounded in the confrontations that followed.

A statement from the Secretariat of Public Security said that members of the Caballeros Templarios fired shots in the direction of the civilian population in an attempt to “generate panic and confusion.”"

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