A shootout in Northern Mexico has killed at least fourteen people amid a surge in drug-related violence in the country.
Two armed groups clashed near the mountainous community of Las Veras in the State of Chihuahua.
The identities of the victims and details of how the shootout unfolded were not immediately clear.
Drug cartels often clash in Chihuahua a key drug-trafficking route south of the border from the US state of Mexico.
The incident is the latest in a series of deadly clashes between rival drug gangs and the police across Mexico.