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. flyboy7588

    Stephanie Cutter to deny this ever happened.

    August 24, 2012 at 2:45 pm | Report abuse |
  2. jake49

    Probably was a Seal team 6 recon mission.

    August 24, 2012 at 2:45 pm | Report abuse |
  3. bob Forsberg, Southern California

    Can anyone imagine this happening under any president other than Obama?

    August 24, 2012 at 2:52 pm | Report abuse |
    • mityerf

      Yes, GW Bush you idiot. He could've stopped 9/11 but shose not too. Read the news you idiot.

      September 13, 2012 at 12:16 am | Report abuse |
  4. The Oracle

    Time to send in the drones.

    August 24, 2012 at 2:54 pm | Report abuse |
    • Tony Konte

      No, what we need is a NEW president

      August 24, 2012 at 3:06 pm | Report abuse |
  5. Jaksmadman

    Likely with Fast & Furious US guns supplied by Mr. Holder and his crew.

    August 24, 2012 at 2:55 pm | Report abuse |
  6. CK

    Why have we not sent in the troops in response to this act of war?

    August 24, 2012 at 2:57 pm | Report abuse |
  7. True2012

    What a lie, injured?? they probably are dead.

    August 24, 2012 at 2:57 pm | Report abuse |
  8. freecheese

    I know you're joking, but it is not "seal" team, but rather SEAL Team. SEAL is an acronym for Sea Air and Land. They have hardly anything to do with USMC operations .

    August 24, 2012 at 2:58 pm | Report abuse |
  9. Indigo Red

    3 MEXICAN MARINES were injured - that's what the full story link reports, not US Marines.

    August 24, 2012 at 2:59 pm | Report abuse |
  10. Spotlight

    Hillary will send a strongly worded letter to the Mexican government. 0bama will not remember that it happened.

    August 24, 2012 at 2:59 pm | Report abuse |
  11. El Jefe

    A Mexican Federal vehicle fired on a US embassy vehicle. Sounds like we are not welcomed in old Mexico. Why do we allow assaults like this to take place? Why do we allow terrorist (drug and others) free access to our border? Is the Government of Mexico that corrupt?

    Does anyone remember the Banana Wars and the Border Wars from the early part of the 20th Century? Maybe it is time to revisit the "Good Neighbor Policy of 1934" again.

    August 24, 2012 at 2:59 pm | Report abuse |
    • freecheese

      Typically, an American bleeding heart, hand-wringing bed-wetting liberal would say there shouldn't be borders and we are a world-wide economey.

      August 24, 2012 at 3:05 pm | Report abuse |
  12. lucysmom08

    It figures. BTW, What on earth are marines doing in Mexico on a "Diplomatic Mission" This smells as fishy as all of these workplace shootings. It doesn't pass the smell test.

    August 24, 2012 at 3:01 pm | Report abuse |
    • Navybiker

      You apparently are not aware that US Marines are the security detachment at all US embassies and consulates around the world. Therefore they have diplomatic status.

      August 24, 2012 at 3:07 pm | Report abuse |
  13. flo mclanahan

    CRUSH the current u.s. political system...STORM D.C. 2012!!!

    August 24, 2012 at 3:05 pm | Report abuse |
  14. Chris Re

    It is time to drill here, drill now! It is time to forget about ethanol and grow all the crops we can! It is time to secure our borders! It is time to become an isolationist nation as envisioned by our forefathers! Circle the wagons!

    August 24, 2012 at 3:08 pm | Report abuse |
  15. Ahwtukee T

    Look for the Libs to say that Tea Partiers were the triggermen.

    August 24, 2012 at 3:09 pm | Report abuse |
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