Native media says the Familia Michoacana drug cartel arrived in village demanding extortion funds.
At the very least 11 folks have been killed in a violent confrontation between suspected gang members and residents of a small farming city in central Mexico, authorities have mentioned.
Eight of these killed within the conflict in Texcaltitlan, a city situated about 65km from the state capital, have been suspected to be tied to felony actions and three have been members of the neighborhood, the safety ministry within the State of Mexico mentioned in a press release on Friday.
State police, which didn’t establish the gang suspected of involvement within the confrontation, mentioned they have been working with the Nationwide Guard and different authorities to offer extra particulars on the incident.
Native media mentioned gunmen belonging to Familia Michoacana, a drug cartel blamed for the bloodbath of 20 folks in neighbouring Guerrero state final yr, had arrived on the village demanding native farmers pay extortion charges.
Mexico’s drug cartels are identified for extorting cash from companies utilizing threats of violence and the Familia Michoacana drug cartel has been energetic within the area for years.
Footage posted on social media confirmed combating get away amongst a number of dozen males, with villagers in cowboy hats armed with searching rifles chasing suspected gang members amid bursts of gunfire. Different footage confirmed charred our bodies and autos on fireplace.
Al Jazeera couldn’t independently confirm the footage.