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Nine U.S. Citizens Killed In Mexico

Headline Roundup November 5th, 2019

At least three women and six children have been confirmed dead Tuesday in Mexico after an attack on their caravan. The nine people, all members of the LeBaron family, were dual-citizens of the United States and Mexico and practicing Mormons, and were reportedly en route to a wedding. According to several reports, there are multiple survivors; the attack is reportedly the work of one of Mexico's prominent drug cartels. President Trump suggested the U.S. military should go to Mexico to combat the cartels, an offer that Mexican President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador refused. It is widely suspected, though unconfirmed, that the attack was a case of mistaken identity. 

Nine U.S. Citizens Killed In Mexico

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MEXICO CITY (AP) - At least three women and six children, all apparently U.S. citizens, were slaughtered by drug cartel gunmen in northern Mexico, officials said Tuesday. Six children were found alive, one child had a bullet wound and one child was still missing.

Mexican Security Secretary Alfonso Durazo said the gunmen may have mistaken the group's large SUVs for rival gangs. He said at least five children have been taken to Phoenix, Arizona for treatment.

The slaughter of U.S. citizens on Mexican soil quickly became an international issue, with...

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The victims are members of the LeBaron family, linked to a breakaway Mormon community that settled in Mexico several decades ago.

The victims were travelling in a convoy of vehicles.

The security minister said the group could have been targeted accidentally as a result of mistaken identity.

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From the Left
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Nine members of a Mormon community of dual U.S.-Mexican citizens were killed in northern Mexico Monday in what appears to be a vicious drug cartel attack. Mexico’s minister for public security confirmed Tuesday that three women and six children were killed in broad daylight as they drove on a highway in the border state of Sonora, an area contested by organized crime groups. One vehicle reportedly stopped because of a flat tire, and assailants attacked the stranded car, killing the driver and four children, including 6-month-old twins. The attackers then...

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