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Mexico urges anti-cartel vigilantes to disarm

Members of the citizens' Self-Protection Police take a rest in Nueva Italia community in Michoacan State, Mexico, on January 12, 2014Mexico's government urged vigilantes on Monday to quit their growing armed struggle against a drug cartel and go home, saying federal forces will handle security in their embattled western towns. Interior Minister Miguel Angel Osorio Chong made his plea after the "self-defense" forces seized another town in the troubled western state of Michoacan, gaining ground in their struggle against the Knights Templar gang.