18 killed in clashes between rival gangs in Mexico
Updated: 2011-03-08 13:39
MEXICO CITY - Eighteen people were killed in armed clashes between rival gangs in northeastern Mexico on Monday, local media reported.
Drug trafficking violence is constant in Tamaulipas as the region's two competing drug groups, the Zetas and the Gulf cartels, have been battling for control of smuggling routes into the US market and local markets.
Earlier this year, in Padilla, another town of Tamaulipas, 18 people were killed in fighting in February.
A massive 8.8 magnitude quake hit the northeast coast of Japan on March 11,2011.
Lawmakers and political advisers gather in Beijing to discuss major issues.
A massive earthquake hit Japan hard, leaving thousands dead.