25 cartel gunmen killed in army raid

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The Independent US

Soldiers have killed at least 25 suspected members of a drug cartel in a clash near the US-Mexican border.

According to a statement from Mexico's Defence Department, a military aircraft flying over Ciudad Mier in the state of Tamaulipas spotted several gunmen in front of a building thought to be a training camp.

When ground troops moved in, the gunmen opened fire. The army statement said two soldiers were wounded in Thursday's battle. Officials also said that 25 rifles, four grenades, and 23 vehicles were seized.

Tamaulipas has become one of the most dangerous battlegrounds in the country's drug war.