Authorities in northern Mexico say at least 10 suspected criminals have died in gun battles with government forces during an anti-cartel operation in the city of Reynosa, which sits across the U.S. border from McAllen, Texas.
The Tamaulipas state government said the violence erupted early Sunday after soldiers, marines and police began the operation aimed at a drug cartel that operates in Reynosa.
A state police official insisted on anonymity and told The Associated Press that the operation was aimed at arresting the Gulf Cartel's leader in Reynosa.
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The official would not say if Juan Manuel Loza, also known as "El Comandante Toro," was caught.