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. Portland tony

    Conflicting reports?

    August 24, 2012 at 3:15 pm | Report abuse |
    • richard schulze

      Smedley Darlington Butler says get the hell out of foreign countries.

      August 24, 2012 at 3:47 pm | Report abuse |
  2. Lorenzo

    It's all Bush's fault. Oh wait....

    August 24, 2012 at 3:16 pm | Report abuse |
  3. F ast and Fu rious Tr eason

    I wonder where the sh ooters got the gu ns?

    August 24, 2012 at 3:18 pm | Report abuse |
    • robert

      Can you say Fast and Furious?

      August 24, 2012 at 3:42 pm | Report abuse |
    • Mike Templewind

      Hate to tell you, but s p aces do nothing to keep bots from word recognition. Hope you haven't speaking too much n ega ti vity regarding O ba m a......ahaahhaha!

      August 24, 2012 at 8:38 pm | Report abuse |
  4. Bob Ussery

    Shoot back....duh.

    August 24, 2012 at 3:21 pm | Report abuse |
    • Zipperhead

      The U.S. Government probably had them dis-armed like the soldiers at Ft. Hood that were gunned down in that work place violence incident with Capt. Nidal Hasan.

      August 24, 2012 at 3:50 pm | Report abuse |
  5. john

    we should cut off all aid to mexico. stop them from entering our country. and let the entire crappy country collapse in on itself. then see how they feel about Americans coming to help them on a diplomatic mission.

    August 24, 2012 at 3:23 pm | Report abuse |
    • gcurtis

      I agree.

      August 24, 2012 at 3:49 pm | Report abuse |
    • John Rice

      Unfortunately if we followed your suggestion, we would have an additional 15 million Mexicans arrive on our doorstep fleeing the failing Mexican nation.

      August 24, 2012 at 3:55 pm | Report abuse |
  6. aaron

    gun running. Happened under bush and obama because gov is to big and parts of it are competing for control of certain areas of the world.

    August 24, 2012 at 3:25 pm | Report abuse |
  7. Joe

    Embassy Duty!

    August 24, 2012 at 3:27 pm | Report abuse |
    • waynellewis

      There was a book written years ago about having fun during foreign travel. If you were a woman, all you had to do is call up the Embassy and ask, "Where do the Marines go to party? "

      God bless them.

      August 24, 2012 at 6:08 pm | Report abuse |
  8. Rocco

    What a silly knee jerk comment......the US has Marines at all US Embassies for the protection of the personnel working in them.

    August 24, 2012 at 3:29 pm | Report abuse |
    • diane in michigan

      Yes, Rocco – and the hosting country is supposed to provide for the safety of diplomats outside the embassy.

      August 24, 2012 at 6:47 pm | Report abuse |
    • Dan

      I thought the Embassy duty has been out sourced to contractors

      August 25, 2012 at 6:10 am | Report abuse |
  9. Freddie

    So you don't think we should have embassies?

    August 24, 2012 at 3:30 pm | Report abuse |
  10. bubster

    Don't marines staff the security at american embassies? Probably escorting someone around town. Let them travel in humvees with machine guns and at least fight back. Its a dangerous world and we need to let dangerous people know we can defend ourselves.

    August 24, 2012 at 3:31 pm | Report abuse |
  11. flo mclanahan


    August 24, 2012 at 3:34 pm | Report abuse |
  12. quagmire

    We won't though. so EAD.

    August 24, 2012 at 3:36 pm | Report abuse |
  13. Paolo

    Eric Holder's gun?

    August 24, 2012 at 3:38 pm | Report abuse |
  14. Ben Dover

    huntingnarcissists: What the hell do we have Marines in Mexico for?

    How else do you expect Holder to get the guns to the drug cartels?

    August 24, 2012 at 3:41 pm | Report abuse |
    • Bill R.

      As per the article, they were in a diplomat vehicle on a diplomatic mission. What that mission was, is a) none of our business and b) not relevant to the story. You ask what the Marines are doing there in Mexico? Simple, Marines are in every U.S, Embassy in the world. Why wouldn't they be there?

      August 24, 2012 at 5:49 pm | Report abuse |
    • torpedo inuraz

      Ben Dover, can u really be that stupid???? I bet you need someone to tell you to take your next breath...somewho idiot is just not a strong enough word to desribe you.

      August 25, 2012 at 4:11 am | Report abuse |
    • buffalo

      You mean like Reagan and Ollie North arming Commie rebels down in South America?

      August 27, 2012 at 3:11 am | Report abuse |
  15. Stephen Ryan

    Before you don the suicide vest, you should know that the 72 virgins that you are supposed to get on the other side are all men.

    August 24, 2012 at 3:44 pm | Report abuse |
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