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. Steve3

    I guess the liberals forgot to give them their money this month from hard working Americans!

    August 24, 2012 at 4:14 pm | Report abuse |
  2. slowrider

    NO one seems to know that the Mexicans who come to our country illegally have there own country,it is called MEXICO!!!
    if they want a better life maybe they should fight to change it so they can have a decent life.you all act like they come from
    MARS or thin air.they have a country they need to fix it and stop coming here for the easy free stuff,DO YOU ALL GET IT YET!!

    August 24, 2012 at 4:15 pm | Report abuse |
    • webbery1

      I so agree with you and have said same in the past. I think any politician who will not deport these folks and all their family back need to be voted out. The taxpayers are not responsible for every ill in this world. Time has come we vote for the change we need and make them hear us for once and for all. Peacefully. See you at the polls when we retire some of these dems and rino's.

      August 24, 2012 at 4:34 pm | Report abuse |
  3. I Wish Obama Wasn't Such A Total Absolute Failure

    I understand that the guns came from Holder and Obama, but what about the bullets?

    August 24, 2012 at 4:20 pm | Report abuse |
  4. slowrider

    john (hellhole)
    I could not agree more....seal the border with the troops we have all over the globe and put them on the border,if the drug sucking boys don't like it then lock and load.

    August 24, 2012 at 4:21 pm | Report abuse |
  5. slowrider

    keep putting them in harms way while the politicians drag ass on any meaningful solutions like always?
    who's knee jerk reaction?play by the other guys rules and you will be defeated every time.

    August 24, 2012 at 4:26 pm | Report abuse |
  6. Bill

    Well according to that marine corps general in Afghanistan, must have been stress ftom Cinco-de-Mayo..

    August 24, 2012 at 4:31 pm | Report abuse |
  7. ohio

    they were there to pick up drugs for our government. Drugs=money. Mexico is made because we're they're collecting their profits

    August 24, 2012 at 4:39 pm | Report abuse |
    • StreekyD

      They were down there picking the Anointed Ones drugs for heeez white house parties.

      August 24, 2012 at 5:03 pm | Report abuse |
    • Jarhead 3rd MAW-El Toro

      JM in San Diego
      "Nothing you said made sense. Sell your computer."
      Haha LOL that is some funny shiz, man

      August 24, 2012 at 5:19 pm | Report abuse |
    • Mike Templewind

      We are they are collecting their profits??? Yes, I know...picky, picky, picky.

      August 24, 2012 at 9:08 pm | Report abuse |
  8. Bribarian

    I'm glad Obama is holding the border open to these thugs.

    August 24, 2012 at 4:51 pm | Report abuse |
  9. Jake

    Wrong move on the Marines!

    August 24, 2012 at 4:59 pm | Report abuse |
  10. mike hunt

    What a country and culture.................thats where my tax dollars go

    August 24, 2012 at 5:03 pm | Report abuse |
  11. Kelly

    That's 1000 times greater than Watergate. They'll never keep a lid on it. Thanks for the post.

    August 24, 2012 at 5:09 pm | Report abuse |
  12. DKrammer

    Now it makes sense why Sarah has been dodging the media. Many stories regarding her don't allow commenting either.

    August 24, 2012 at 5:14 pm | Report abuse |
  13. Greg

    I wish CNN would include in the headline something about this being security for a U.S. diplomat. That way it would not sound like the U.S. Marines are invading Mexico. The last thing America needs is another country resenting us for what they percieve is our "Yankee Imperialism". We're already running trillion dollar deficits as it is. We can't afford to be the World's policeman anymore. Leave Mexico to the Mexicans.

    August 24, 2012 at 5:17 pm | Report abuse |
    • waynellewis

      That would be great if the Mexicans would follow the same slogan, "Leave America to the Americans."

      August 24, 2012 at 6:05 pm | Report abuse |
    • Pizarro

      Leave Mexico to the Mexicans ? Then why are they all coming here ?

      August 24, 2012 at 6:11 pm | Report abuse |
  14. maryl

    ahah!

    August 24, 2012 at 5:18 pm | Report abuse |
  15. Reality Check

    Wow, CNN is the place you want to come to read intelligent, polite, tolerant and informative comments ....

    Other that the fact that they are trying to be rude, it is hard to tell what most of these posters are even trying to say.

    August 24, 2012 at 5:21 pm | Report abuse |
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