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. Don Walker

    The first headline article says US Marines, but in the entire article on CNN, they refer to Mexican Marines. Which is it? Also, I thought Mexico had Naval Infantry, not Marines.

    August 25, 2012 at 2:41 am | Report abuse |
  2. Russ

    All military personnel must be told that they are the targets for target practice by anyone in any country regardless of political agreements made by th corrupt government of the United States, particularly the present one we have!

    August 25, 2012 at 2:49 am | Report abuse |
  3. jaydi

    thousands of mexican nationals, a half dozen cops, two border agents and one US rancher KILLED deader than a box of rocks in Fast and Furious illegal gun walking – no teary eyed politicians, no media coverage, no accountability from the dept of "justice: which is responsible for it. No news at 11, nothing, nada, some emails were exchanged maybe – American people and Mexican people OUTRAGED!

    August 25, 2012 at 4:10 am | Report abuse |
    • Vaya con Diaz

      Fast and furious what? What are you talking about? Nobody is furious about anything but your xenophobia. Just keep the border open, entice me with handouts, give me amnesty and register me to vote. And I'll vote for my friends.

      Reconquita! You keep saying "America". Mi amigo, it was on temproary loan and we're taking it back.

      August 25, 2012 at 7:18 am | Report abuse |
    • Marco

      If the Mexicans took it it back, where would the go to get away from Mexico?

      August 25, 2012 at 9:25 am | Report abuse |
  4. Mexas


    August 25, 2012 at 5:46 am | Report abuse |
  5. Calexico


    August 25, 2012 at 5:49 am | Report abuse |
  6. Utah


    August 25, 2012 at 5:55 am | Report abuse |
  7. Mall Cop

    Actually, I'm a diplomat.

    August 25, 2012 at 5:58 am | Report abuse |
  8. Mass.

    ..of lard.

    August 25, 2012 at 6:01 am | Report abuse |
  9. Mivannah

    Havami, Cubida.

    August 25, 2012 at 6:04 am | Report abuse |
  10. Welago


    August 25, 2012 at 6:08 am | Report abuse |
  11. The indited attorney General probably sold the gun to the Mexicans that killed him.

    The indited attorney General probably sold the gun to the Mexicans that killed him.

    August 25, 2012 at 7:06 am | Report abuse |
  12. The indited attorney General probably sold the gun to the Mexicans that killed him.

    Fast and Furious Weapons are still in mexico

    August 25, 2012 at 7:07 am | Report abuse |
  13. livingasahuman

    There was a time when incidents like this would make Mexico crap down both legs because the entire US was known to rush to the defense of any & every American. "We don't negotiate." was that key phrase always used shortly before all hell broke loose. Tourists would be kidnapped and say "I'm an American citizen" and you'd think a grenade hit the floor. Of course, that was over 25 years ago. Never too late to take your country back. You don't have much of a chance in November since the truly dangerous candidate was blackballed by the msm. But you can still peaceably assemble in vast numbers and make your dissatisfaction known. Iceland did it in 2008. Kicked out their government, arrested all the Rothschild puppet bankers and wrote off ALL their debts that were incurred by fraudulent means. You can do it too if you'd stop letting them divide you with the MSM and the same old issues like gay rights, abortion, race, etc...

    August 25, 2012 at 7:30 am | Report abuse |
  14. SockRayBlue

    Very simple solution. Signs along the border facing south saying "Trespassers will be shot". In both English and Spanish and probably Muslim. It worked for Russia, China and other odd countries. Perhaps the time has come for the US to act like a country and not a world buffet.

    August 25, 2012 at 7:56 am | Report abuse |
  15. docbogie

    When you sit on a toilet and take a dump and then flush it, do you ever wonder where it goes? It winds up in MEXICO. Unfortunately some of it comes back in the form of illegals.

    August 25, 2012 at 8:06 am | Report abuse |
    • Mary

      You are so grouse. LOL

      August 25, 2012 at 8:22 am | Report abuse |
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