* Mexican Army Soldiers in Shootout with Gulf Cartel Gunmen in Michoacan Mexico-Caught on Tape/Soldados del Ejército Mexicano en Tiroteo con Hombres Armados del Cártel del Golfo en Michoacán, México-En Video en Español

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Mexican Army 51st Infantry Battalion: 51 Batallón de Infantería. Four purported drug traffickers were killed in a shootout Monday with soldiers in Michoacán, the second deadly clash in a week between traffickers and troops in the same remote, mountainous region. Three men and one woman were killed during the clash, said Magdalena Guzmán, spokeswoman for the state prosecutor´s office.

Plagued by drug violence, Michoacán is the target of a military-led anti-drug offensive. Last week, five soldiers, including a colonel, and a suspected drug cartel enforcer were killed in a shootout not far from Monday´s altercation. According to authorities, the soldiers were raiding a house of suspected drug traffickers, who resisted with automatic rifle fire and grenades.

The Defense Department said in a news release that three soldiers were injured in the Monday shootout. President Felipe Calderón has sent some 6,000 soldiers to his home state of Michoacán as part of a nationwide anti-drug crackdown involving more than 20,000 agents. Thousands of  people have died so far this year from drug violence, according to press tallies.

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