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Armed Mexican soldiers detain, disarm US soldiers on Texas side of the border

Armed Mexican soldiers detain, disarm US soldiers on Texas side of the border

In a shocking incident that happened earlier this month, United States military commanders say a small group of armed Mexican soldiers briefly detained a pair of U.S. soldiers who were conducting a routine surveillance mission.

United States Northern Command told CNN the incident happened in the afternoon on April 13.

"On April 13, 2019, at approximately 2 p.m. CDT, five to six Mexican military personnel questioned two U.S. Army soldiers who were conducting border support operations in an unmarked [Customs and Border Protection] vehicle near the southwest border in the vicinity of Clint, Texas," the military command said.

"After a brief discussion between the soldiers from the two nations, the Mexican military members departed the area.

After the incident, Customs and Border Protection agents arrived at the scene, along with members from the soldiers' regiment.

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