Mon Aug 30, 2010
The clashes began Sunday night in the city of Panuco, bordering northeastern Tamaulipas state which has seen a recent eruption of violence, including explosives attacks and the murder of a mayor in recent days.
Six suspects and one soldier were killed and five soldiers were wounded, the statement said.
The shootout lasted through the night, and skirmishes were also reported elsewhere in the city, which is in Veracruz state.
Six people were detained, as well as several weapons including 11 AK-47s, the army said.
Veracruz governor Fidel Herrera said it was “a rumor for now” that the Zetas were implicated in the Panuco clashes.