13 Killed in Mexico Gunfights Near Texas Border

80,000 dead due to gang violence in Mexico since 2007.

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Thirteen people died Sunday during gunfights in a Mexican city close to the Texas border.

Eight men were killed in a shootout with the Mexican Marines in Matamoros, and four men and one woman died in an earlier armed altercation, Reuters reports.

Drug cartels in the area have given the location a reputation as one of the most lawless regions in Mexico. About 80,000 people have died due to Mexican gang violence since 2007.