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. Stephen Ryan

    See my reply to Tom Payne. Same goes for you.

    August 24, 2012 at 3:45 pm | Report abuse |
  2. guest regards to the country which sends ex military to slit the throats of bloggers in Texas to protect their billion dollar drug empire which is pumped into the US daily.

    August 24, 2012 at 3:45 pm | Report abuse |
    • john alwits

      The U.S. does not send soldiers to cut people's throats. You are an idiot.

      September 10, 2012 at 4:18 pm | Report abuse |
  3. mixplix

    I'll be glad when school starts so these children will have something to do.

    August 24, 2012 at 3:45 pm | Report abuse |
    • AL Gonz

      Badges? We don't see no stinkin badges!

      August 24, 2012 at 11:09 pm | Report abuse |
  4. Abner Hale

    All of our embassies (like the one in Mexico City) are guarded by Marines, you drooling moron.

    August 24, 2012 at 3:47 pm | Report abuse |
    • Curlyhammed

      You made a good point to the uninitiated but then slid back into junior high insults. Shame.

      August 24, 2012 at 8:40 pm | Report abuse |
  5. aolsux

    Eric, Eric, hurry, we need more guns amigo....

    August 24, 2012 at 3:50 pm | Report abuse |
  6. gcurtis

    Surely, you don't mean that. We all need to work together to put Holder in jail and make sure Obama is one term.

    August 24, 2012 at 3:50 pm | Report abuse |
  7. Mike Allen

    I know why they are there.Rumors for weeks Obama has special services in Mexico to get leaders of drug cartels.Diplomatic catastrophe

    August 24, 2012 at 3:52 pm | Report abuse |
    • Jeff

      Wrong... U.S. Marines are interior guards at our Embassies and Consulates.

      August 24, 2012 at 3:59 pm | Report abuse |
  8. nomad

    Jackal`s right, they`re American Soldiers and deserve the best we can give them. Its not like they`re halfway around the world, bring`em home now!

    August 24, 2012 at 3:54 pm | Report abuse |
  9. bunogi amsturad

    Mexico has mistreated America forever... jailing Americans for car accidents... extorting money from Americans... kidnapping Americans... the drug trade... aiding and abetting the invasion of America by Mexican parasites that even Mexico no longer wants... And we just keep kissing up to this third world garbage dump. Why?

    August 24, 2012 at 3:54 pm | Report abuse |
    • john

      That "hellhole" south of the border is a worthless adventure. Why anyone would want to risk their lives going to Mexico is beyond me.
      Tey send their people here to live off of the taxpayers...illegally of course..and if you enter Mexico illegally, you wind up in prison.
      Romney should seal the border with troops and give them "shoot to kill orders" for anyone they see within 1 mile of the border. I'm sick of politicians, who have absolutely no guts to do what is proper and right.

      August 24, 2012 at 4:04 pm | Report abuse |
    • PApatriot

      We buy lots of oil from them.

      August 24, 2012 at 4:20 pm | Report abuse |
    • mityerf

      OIL, moron!

      September 13, 2012 at 12:21 am | Report abuse |
  10. saywhat

    Now there are conflicting reports about the nationality of those hurt. Lets wait for more details.
    @bunogi amsturad
    That tirade was uncalled for.

    August 24, 2012 at 3:57 pm | Report abuse |
    • Feynman

      Exactly which part of what bunogi said is untrue?

      August 24, 2012 at 4:13 pm | Report abuse |
    • Jabroni

      Why, does the truth hurt???

      August 24, 2012 at 4:28 pm | Report abuse |
    • webbery1

      Truth if I ever heard it. It is a very rare commidity now-a-days.

      August 24, 2012 at 4:38 pm | Report abuse |
  11. john

    Knowing the type of gun control that Obama uses with American forces, I'd bet that these 3 marines were unarmed at the time of the attack.
    Either unarmed or required to travel with unloaded weapons.

    August 24, 2012 at 4:00 pm | Report abuse |
    • Law2001

      Almost certainly these US Marines are unarmed. A CBP officer I told me he crossed into Mexico, was arrested, and later released without his gun.

      August 24, 2012 at 4:10 pm | Report abuse |
    • Ken Price

      Foreigners (including Embassy personnel) cannot carry arms in Mexico. Embassy personnel can carry arms on Embassy grounds, because those grounds are considered foreign territory. Mexican gun laws are strict, and somewhat crazy. All legal arms must be registered, and the calibers are very limited. No pistols larger than .38SPL or .380ACP. Rifles of 7mm Mauser are also prohibited. I know all of this as I have a home in Mexico and many registered arms. Also, NO gun stores in the country, other than 1 in Mexico, run by the arms. If you read the newspapers, you know what an outstanding success this gun control has been!

      August 24, 2012 at 4:28 pm | Report abuse |
  12. warrantlessbob

    Want a pure play on a scarce commodity? Check out CHOOC – the ETN for cocoa!!

    August 24, 2012 at 4:03 pm | Report abuse |
  13. edwardo

    welcome to Obamapolitics, Mexico style, what do the parents think? he is killing americans in Afghanistan and Mexico for votes! his votes your blood!

    August 24, 2012 at 4:06 pm | Report abuse |
  14. Proudly Served

    Clearly an act of war! Nuke Mexico now!

    August 24, 2012 at 4:08 pm | Report abuse |
  15. RedReb

    Sounds like a job for Blackwater.

    August 24, 2012 at 4:09 pm | Report abuse |
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