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Gunfight Rages in Capital of Mexico’s Sinaloa State 

An extended gunbattle with high-caliber weapons raged Thursday in the streets of the capital of Mexico’s Sinaloa state.

Heavily armed civilians in trucks were firing in downtown Culiacan, with some shooting what appeared to be .50-caliber sniper rifles and truck-mounted machine guns, according to Culiacan-based news outlet Riodoce.

Riodoce reported there was a heavy deployment of Mexican security forces and that gunmen had blocked entrances to the city with burning vehicles, a common tactic to make it difficult for security forces to maneuver.

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Source:: VOANews.Com