An armed clash between rival drug gangs in northern Mexico left at least 14 people dead, the daily newspaper El Universal reported Sunday. ( dpa )
The shootout continued for hours Saturday in the cities of Parral and Matamoros in the state of Chihuahua, which borders the United States.
Mexico's federal government recently sent special anti-narcotics security forces to Chihuahua to combat drug traffickers. The Defence Minister ordered reinforcements Sunday to Chihuahua to quell the violence.