In news of another shooting, this time taking place a few miles south of the border, eight people are dead after a military convoy stumbled across a group of armed men.

According to the Mexican department of defense, the shooting took place in Miguel Aleman this afternoon when soldiers on patrol bumped into a group of presumed criminals in the streets prompting a shootout that left eight of the suspects dead and two soldiers injured. According to the Mexican news paper, ‘El Diario’ the military has been searching for a pair of federal agents who have gone missing for over a week; however it is not yet clear if the incidents are related. Meanwhile heavy security remains present at the border town to safeguard the area.