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Two countries were shocked this morning as the story of a family that was murdered by dueling Mexican drug cartels.  The brutal deaths caught the attention of President Donald Trump.  The president vowed that those who committed these acts would be held accountable.   At least 3 American mothers and six of their children were killed Monday in an alleged crossfire between two rival drug cartels in Mexico.

The family of Mormons were traveling in a caravan of three cars when they were ambushed in what could have been a case of mistaken identity.  Two of the children killed were 8-month-old twins.

The family was part of a group that fled the United States when polygamy was outlawed in the 1800s, reports the Washington Post.  Several other children were hidden in bushes by a minor who survived the attack. He ran back into town for help. Another minor is reported missing according to USA Today.

The FBI and Mexican authorities are investigating as the White House administration has offered direct support to Mexico in the country’s fight against cartel drug terror. No word on whether or not the president will move more combat troops to the border.  The Mexican Government has had issues in arresting and keeping cartel members in prison.  Should the U.S. become more involved in Mexico’s fight against brutal drug cartels?