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During the military operation in Mexico, in which Ovidio Guzman, one of the sons of the drug lord Joaquin Guzman - El Chapo, was arrested yesterday, a total of 29 people were killed - 10 soldiers and 19 criminals, France Press reported, citing the authorities.

"Ten soldiers, unfortunately, lost their lives in the line of duty," Defense Minister Gen.

Luis Cresencio Sandoval and added that 19 criminals also died.

Another 35 soldiers were wounded by bullets and 21 people were arrested during this operation, which took place in the city of Culiacan, the capital of the northwestern state of Sinaloa, during which a fierce firefight broke out.

Mexican authorities have captured El Chapo's son

Earlier, only one death and 28 injuries were reported.

A senior army officer was among the victims, Sandoval said, adding that his patrol was attacked after the arrest of Ovidio Guzmán, also known by his nickname El Raton ("The Mouse").

"We have no information about civilians who may have lost their lives," the Mexican defense minister said.

One passenger and two military planes were hit by bullets minutes before takeoff.

The military planes "had to make an emergency landing after receiving a significant number of hits," Sandoval pointed out and added that none of these incidents resulted in casualties or injuries, BTA notes.



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