6 dead in clash between marines and gunmen in Mexico

CULIACAN, Mexico (AP) Officials in the western Mexican state of Sinaloa say five suspects and one marine have died in an early morning clash.

The Sinaloa state prosecutor's office said in a statement Tuesday that heavily armed men traveling in several vehicles attacked marines on patrol in Culiacan. The gunfight occurred around 3:40 a.m.

The statement says that the suspects who were killed were all carrying assault rifles. Authorities recovered four AK-47 rifles and one AR-15.

Culiacan is currently hosting the Caribbean Series baseball championship. Mexico defeated Cuba 1-0 Monday night to secure a spot in the championship game.

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