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Mexican troops in deadly clash with vigilantes

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Mexican federal forces launched an offensive to take over security in a violence-torn western state, seizing a drug cartel's bastion and clashing with vigilantes who refused to disarm. 

Mexican soldiers stand guard outside the mayoral office in Apatzingan, Michoacan State on January 14, 2014, where government officials held a meeting with members of the Self-Protection Police

A convoy of 200 military and federal police forces rumbled into Apatzingan and disarmed municipal police officers in the city, which is known as a stronghold of the Knights Templar gang in Michoacan state.

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