Mexico's military says 22 suspected drug gang members were killed in a gun battle with soldiers near the U.S. border.http://www.kwtx.com/news/headlines/103141374.html?ref=374
The Mexican Defense Department said gunmen opened fire on soldiers who were conducting reconnaissance patrols at a ranch outside a town about 18 miles south of the Texas border.
In the ensuing gunfight, the department says 22 gunmen were killed and one soldier was wounded.
Soldiers seized 55 grenades, 18 rifles, four handguns, 99 ammunition clips, more than 1,500 rounds of ammunition and vehicles.
They also found military style uniforms, which are frequently used by drug gangs staging attacks.
The battle broke out Wednesday morning, hours before celebrations began across Mexico for the bicentennial anniversary of the country's independence from Spain.
The Mexican authorities fought 22 armed and dangerous narco terrorists, holding 55 grenades, 18 rifles, four handguns, 99 ammunition clips, more than 1,500 rounds of ammunition, and vehicles, only 18 miles south of the Texas border.
There is no justification for not beefing up border security immediately.