The battle to ‘free’ Mexican town from drug gangs: Huge firefight breaks out as vigilantes take on Knights Templar cartel

From dailymail.co.uk:

Gunfire and firefights erupted in western Mexico on Sunday as hundreds of vigilantes pressed forward in their fight over territory with a drug cartel, as Mexico’s top security officials prepared to make yet another effort to try to stop the violence.

Members of so-called ‘self-defense groups’ entered the town of Nueva Italia on a campaign they say is designed to liberate towns from the control of the Knights Templar cartel.

Opponents and critics say the vigilantes are backed by a rival cartel, however the groups vehemently deny any connection.

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