August 24th, 2012
02:05 PM ET

3 U.S. Marines shot in Mexico

Three U.S. Marines were injured in a shooting south of Mexico City on Friday morning, a Mexican military official told CNN Mexico.

The motive behind the attack on the American servicemen, who were on a diplomatic mission, was not immediately known.

Unknown gunmen inside what was described as a Mexican federal police vehicle fired upon a U.S. Embassy vehicle that carried the U.S. servicemen, said the official, who declined to be named for security reasons.

The injured Marines were transported to a hospital in Cuernavaca, Mexico.

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  1. butch

    You don't send Marines on a "diplomatic mission".

    I smell fish.

    September 18, 2012 at 6:56 pm | Report abuse |
    • N

      It's plausible. Marines guard our embassies and have other duties.

      September 22, 2012 at 2:08 pm | Report abuse |
  2. Pnm9pnm

    At this point an time any one can be senttins in Mexico to be in a cops spot yet not real cop when there timeis up thay can quit cops decoration.pnm.

    September 21, 2012 at 11:49 pm | Report abuse |
    • Leatherneck


      December 13, 2012 at 11:43 am | Report abuse |
  3. clifford allen

    The citizens of the United States would be better served if the troops in Afganistan
    were occupying our southern border. I dont think the governors of Arizona,Texas and New Mexico would mind. Or
    would they?

    September 23, 2012 at 11:51 am | Report abuse |
  4. M.L. Estep Ebaben

    Get rich or die trying. That should be the motto of the drug cartels. But, I agree, in that if the people buying the drugs in US and Canada would stop, or the US legalized all drugs,and collect taxes off the sales. We could pay off China in no time, and get rid of a lot of druggies at the same time.

    October 2, 2012 at 6:17 am | Report abuse |
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