US lose nine citizens, including six children to a violent attack drug cartel gunmen

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At least nine US citizens, including six children, have been killed in a violent attack by suspected drug cartel gunmen in northern Mexico.

The victims are members of the LeBaron family, linked to a breakaway Mormon community which settled in Mexico several decades ago.

The victims, who also include three women, were travelling in a convoy.

Mexico’s security minister said the group could have been targeted accidentally through mistaken identity.

Family members, who have spoken to Newsmen, said two of the children killed were less than a year old.

In a Tuesday-morning tweet, President Donald Trump described the group as “a wonderful family and friends” who “got caught between ‘two vicious cartels'”.

In a series of posts, he signaled that the US “stands ready” to offer support to combat the problem.