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US cops accused of killing Mexico citizen near border

MEXICO CITY -- Mexico charged Wednesday that U.S. border police had fatally shot one of its citizens and demanded an investigation after the victim's wife said they were celebrating her birthday near the border.

The foreign ministry expressed its “strong condemnation” over the incident that took place on Monday at the border area separating the Mexican city of Nuevo Laredo and the Texas city of Laredo.

“The current information indicates that a Mexican citizen lost his life after being hit by a bullet from a US Border Patrol agent,” the ministry said in a statement.

The statement did not provide more details about the shooting and there was no immediate comment from US authorities.

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