15 Killed in Mexico Tourist Town Shootout
Suspected cartel members killed in Taxco battle
By Rob Quinn,  Newser Staff
Posted Jun 16, 2010 2:26 AM CDT
Mexican soldiers approach a house in Taxco in this frame grab from Mexican TV news.   (YouTube)

(Newser) – The Mexican army killed 15 suspected drug cartel members in an hour-long shootout in the tourist town of Taxco yesterday. Troops returned fire after being shot at when they arrived at a house to investigate reports of criminal activity, CNN reports. Authorities have stepped up anti-cartel operations in Taxco since 55 bodies were found in a mine shaft near the city last month.