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Gunfight kills several in Mexico border city

Several people are dead following a gunbattle between soldiers and gunmen in the northern Mexico border city of Matamoros.

world Updated: Jun 19, 2011 07:45 IST

Several people are dead following a gunbattle between soldiers and gunmen in the northern Mexico border city of Matamoros.

Federal security spokesman Alejandro Poire says investigators are still working to identify the dead.

Poire said on Friday that in his Twitter account that the shootout occurred in Matamoros, across the border from Brownsville, Texas.

But Poire did not specify the number of dead. Mexico's federal police and attorney general's office said they had no information, and Poire wrote that the defense department would provide further details later.

Also on Friday, the government of the Gulf coast state of Veracruz said five suspects were killed in a shootout with state police and soldiers.