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. Bill

    maybe they were delivering guns for Holder to a rival cartel

    August 24, 2012 at 5:33 pm | Report abuse |
  2. Bill Lee

    Probably the same secret service that tried to assassinate General Dempsey in Kabul after he was in Tel Aviv saying no attack on Iran.

    August 24, 2012 at 5:44 pm | Report abuse |
  3. richierichinrstlouis

    And Obama thinks it's a great idea ignoring illegal aliens?

    August 24, 2012 at 5:47 pm | Report abuse |
  4. walter12

    Why are our Marines forbidden to be armed in a Third World nightmare place like Mexico is today?

    August 24, 2012 at 5:47 pm | Report abuse |
    • mityerf

      They are fully armed you idiot.

      September 13, 2012 at 12:26 am | Report abuse |
  5. walter12

    Why arn't our Marines armed? Why are they in a nut place like Mexico is today? God help us, if these Mexicans keep coming into our country. Don't we already have enough of them?

    August 24, 2012 at 5:49 pm | Report abuse |
  6. banasy©

    Um...she forgot to write her answers on her hand?

    August 24, 2012 at 5:52 pm | Report abuse |
  7. reina

    right, so cnn told us what hospital they were in so they could be shot again.

    August 24, 2012 at 5:56 pm | Report abuse |
  8. dmelt

    I wonder if any of these guns were from FAST & FURIOUS?

    August 24, 2012 at 6:15 pm | Report abuse |
  9. Portland tony

    This story was correctly reported as "Two US government employees were shot wounded while driving in a bullet proof SUV in southern mexico. A third man, a Captain in the Mexican navy, also a vehicle occupant, was not injured" Mexican officials are currently rounding up the usual suspects!

    August 24, 2012 at 6:17 pm | Report abuse |
    • Portland tony

      According to latest press release it was a "friendly fire" incident. Mexican Police admitted to firing at suspected kidnapping perps, in an embassy vehicle. No marines involved.

      August 24, 2012 at 7:05 pm | Report abuse |
  10. HM8432

    U.S. military personnel traveling outside the embassy within Mexico aren't permitted by Mexican law to carry weapons. The only people permitted are Mexican law enforcement and military officials...who more often than not are themselves violent criminals, or tied to the drug cartels. In other words, the Marines were screwed.

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

    From the Halls of.... Semper Fi

    August 24, 2012 at 6:51 pm | Report abuse |
  12. JM Mossen

    The Mexicans have the same respect for the US Military as the Afghans/Pakis have for the USA.

    August 24, 2012 at 6:53 pm | Report abuse |
  13. mike g.


    Nah. The last president to have people killed over domestic dope was probably the ever-affable Bill Clinton. Obama gets a pass on this. Look up Mena, Arkansas, Barry Seale, etc. Obama has a surprisingly low body count, other than U.S. servicemen and foreign sources, who were mostly left hanging out there by administration blabbermouths. No direct action. The Clintons were like Attila the Hun. No dangling chads left behind.How quickly we forget.

    August 24, 2012 at 7:00 pm | Report abuse |
  14. Overbear

    Time to pull out of the middle east, shift our troops into mexico. Nuke Mexico city, and start to systematicly kill every last person dumb enough to pop their heads up down there...they want a war, let us bring them one.

    August 24, 2012 at 7:18 pm | Report abuse |
    • Simpleton2

      funny stuff...R U writing for SNL?

      August 24, 2012 at 7:41 pm | Report abuse |
    • Over Beer

      Nuke the whole world, you nuts.

      August 24, 2012 at 8:12 pm | Report abuse |
  15. iambicpentamaster

    They were doubtless attacked using guns that Obama and Eric [With]Holder 'walked' via Fast & Furious.

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