Three women and six children from the same extended family were killed by cartel gunmen. Photo: AP

Americans killed by Mexican cartels may have been used as ‘bait’ to provoke firefight

  • The nine women and children killed were members of breakaway Mormon communities that settled in Mexico decades ago
  • Sinaloa and Juarez cartels have for years been at odds over lucrative routes in the border region used to move cocaine, heroin and other narcotics into US
Topic |   Mexico

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Three women and six children from the same extended family were killed by cartel gunmen. Photo: AP
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