At least four police officers and 10 suspected gunmen of the Cartel of the Northeast were killed in an hour-long gun battle in Mexico’s northern state of Coahuila, authorities said Saturday, Nov. 30.
Coahuila Governor Miguel Ángel Riquelme Solís, governor of Coahuila state, said six more policemen were injured in the battle and several municipal workers were missing.
The governor said the armed group descended on the small town of Villa Unión, which has a population of 3,000 and is about an hour’s drive southwest of the U.S. city of Eagle Pass.
According to photos published on the governor’s Twitter account, the front of Villa Union’s municipal office building was riddled with bullet holes.
The governor said security forces will remain in the town for the following days to restore calm.