Attempted capture of Ovidio Guzman Lopez sparks gunbattle in Culiacan, Mexico - 17 Oct 2019
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Gun battle between cartel fighters and Mexican security officials creates chaos in Culiacan

Vehicles were set ablaze to block roads during the violent confrontation.  (EPA/Shutterstock)
A police officer walks past a burned vehicle after the street battle.  (Alfredo Estrella / AFP/Getty Images)
Bodies lie on the street after heavily armed gunmen waged an all-out battle against Mexican security forces in Culiacan. (Alfredo Estrella / AFP/Getty Images)
A Mexican National Guard vehicle with bullet holes.  (Alfredo Estrella / AFP/Getty Images)
A bullet-ridden pickup truck and crashed vehicle.  (Rashide Frias / AFP/Getty Images)
A forensic worker collects bullet casings after the battle in Culiacan, Mexico. (Alfredo Estrella / AFP/Getty Images)
Soldiers patrol the surroundings of the government palace in Culiacan, Mexico. (Alfredo Estrella / AFP/Getty Images)
Soldiers patrol outside the government palace in Culiacan, Mexico. (Alfredo Estrella / AFP/Getty Images)
A police officer stands next to burned vehicles after the battle. (Alfredo Estrella / AFP/Getty Images)
A truck burns on a street of Culiacan. (AFP/Getty Images)
Men look at burned vehicles after the battle. (Alfredo Estrella / AFP/Getty Images)
A soldier patrols near the government palace in Culiacan, capital of Sinaloa.  (Alfredo Estrella / AFP/Getty Images)
In an image from televised video, trucks burn on a street of Culiacan. (AFP/Getty Images)
In an image from video, cartel-allied gunmen take up a position.  (AFP/Getty Images)
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