Crime and Violence

Mexican military soldiers’ gunfight with at least 50 gunmen leaves 8 dead

Military soldiers clashed with at least fifty gunmen in the state of Chihuahua. The firefight took place in between mountains located about four hours away from the city Madera. The governor of Chihuahua, José Reyes Baeza Terrazas, confirmed that at least eight people lost their lives. Out of the almost one-hundred military soldiers, none were killed. All of the deceased are presumed to be the gunmen; it is not known the crime organization to which they belonged.

The rest of the commando retreated into the mountains and are presumed to have escaped into the state of Sonora. No arrests were made after the battle concluded. Weapons were seized after securing the site.


Milenio. “Enfrentamiento entre militares y narcos deja 8 muertos en Chihuahua.” Milenio. 22 July, 2010.

El Universal. “Balacera deha al menos 8 muertos en Chihuahua.” El Universal. 22 July, 2010.

Velducea, Miroslava Breach. “Se enfrentan Ejército y sicarios en Chihuahua; mueren 8 agresores.” La Jornada. 22 July, 2010.

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