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6 dead in clash between marines and gunmen in Mexico

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The rear windshield of a vehicle after being struck by a couple of bullets in Culiacan, Mexico, Tuesday, Feb. 7, 2017.
The rear windshield of a vehicle after being struck by a couple of bullets in Culiacan, Mexico, Tuesday, Feb. 7, 2017.
CULIACAN, Mexico (AP) February 7, 2017 — Officials in the western Mexican state of Sinaloa say five suspects and one marine have died in an early morning clash.
The Sinaloa state prosecutor’s office said in a statement Tuesday that heavily armed men traveling in several vehicles attacked marines on patrol in Culiacan. The gunfight occurred around 3:40 a.m.
The statement says that the suspects who were killed were all carrying assault rifles. Authorities recovered four AK-47 rifles and one AR-15.
Culiacan is currently hosting the Caribbean Series baseball championship. Mexico defeated Cuba 1-0 Monday night to secure a spot in the championship game.

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