Mexico: Soldiers kill 25 in gunbattle near US border

September 3, 2010 03:29

MONTERREY, Mexico — Mexico's military said 25 suspects were shot dead by soldiers in a gunbattle near the US border on Thursday.

A spokesman said soldiers were patrolling around noon in the town of General Trevino when they came under fire from gunmen on a ranch. The troops returned fire and killed at least 25 people.

The spokesman said three people believed to be kidnap victims were rescued.

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