Criminal gangs kill 11 in Mexico’s Veracruz state

6/25/2017 Reutersfederal police mexico

Eleven people were killed in Mexico’s Veracruz state by criminal gangs on Saturday, including four children and the head of the state’s federal police and two other federal police officers, Governor Miguel Angel Yunes said.

Veracruz is home to rival drug cartels including the Zetas and Jalisco New Generation, or CJNG, which are fighting over drug trafficking turf.

Armed gunmen shot and killed the three police officers, including the head of the federal police in Veracruz, Camilo Juan Castagne, at a restaurant in the city of Cardel.

In the port city of Coatzacoalcos, two adults and four children were killed, while two women were killed in the city of Orizaba.

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