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Six Police Killed in Tamaulipas, Mexico

“Six police were killed Wednesday in a clash with gunmen in the northeastern Mexican state of Tamaulipas, authorities said.

The battle took place shortly after 3:00 a.m. near the town of Padilla on the highway linking Ciudad Victoria, the state capital, with Matamoros, just across the border from Brownsville, Texas.

The victims were identified only as three members of the Tamaulipas Rural Police and three municipal traffic officers.”

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Bodies of 58 men and 14 women found on ranch 90 miles from the Texas border

A ranch is seen in San Fernando in Tamaulipas state, August 24, 2010, where according to a Mexican navy statement 72 bodies have been found, in this handout photo released by the Mexican Navy August 25, 2010. Credit: Reuters/Mexican Navy/Handout CAMPAIGNS

Mexico (Reuters) – Mexican marines found 72 corpses at a remote ranch near the U.S. border, the Mexican navy said on Wednesday, the biggest single discovery of its kind in Mexico’s increasingly bloody drug war.

The marines came across the bodies of 58 men and 14 women, thought to be migrant workers, on Tuesday at the ranch in Tamaulipas state, 90 miles from the Texas border, after a series of firefights with drug gang members.

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