Mexican troops arrest two over killing of U.S. border agent: officials
MEXICO CITY (Reuters) - Mexican troops have arrested two suspects in the killing of a U.S. Border Patrol agent shot dead in Arizona while responding to a tripped ground sensor and the wounding of a second officer, Mexican security officials said on Wednesday.
The two suspects were detained in a Mexican military operation in the city of Agua Prieta, in Mexico's northern Sonora state, a few miles (km) from the spot where Nicholas Ivie, 30, was shot dead early on Tuesday, a Mexican Army officer, who declined to be named, told Reuters.
A Mexican police official in Naco, across the border from the Arizona town of the same name, confirmed the arrests, which occurred in the early hours of Wednesday.
(Reporting by Lizbeth Diaz; Writing by Tim Gaynor; Editing By Cynthia Johnston and Sandra Maler)
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