6 Dead in Clash Between Mexican Vigilante Groups

December 17, 2014 3:11 AM

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A clash between two rival "self-defense" groups in the western state of Michoacan on Tuesday left six people dead, including the son of one of the group's founders, officials and militia members said.

Alfredo Castillo, the federal government's security commissioner for Michoacan, told Grupo Formula radio that the groups fought at a barricade at the entrance to the community of La Ruana. He said it appeared that four from one side had been killed and two from the other.

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