Gang clash leaves 21 dead in Mexico

Twenty-one people are dead in Mexico following a massive gun battle between rival drug and migrant-trafficking gangs near the US border.

Prosecutors in northern Sonora state said the gun battle occurred in a sparsely populated area about 12 miles from the Arizona border.

The state attorney general’s office said in a statement that nine people were captured by police at the scene of the shootings.

Six of them were wounded in the confrontation.

The area is a prime corridor for immigrant and drug smuggling.

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