Mexico's president addresses border murders

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MEXICO CITY - Mexico's president says he will speak with President Trump after a deadly ambush killed nine U.S. citizens.

The nine - three women and six children - were members of an extended Mormon family living in northern Mexico.

Mexican President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador addressed the issue at a news conference Tuesday in Mexico City.

He said he would discuss possible cooperation on security with president trump, who urged mexico to "wage war" on drug cartels in the wake of the massacre.

But, the Mexican leader said he did not think that foreign "intervention" was necessary.

The dead belonged to a breakaway Mormon community that settled in the hills and plains of northern Mexico decades ago.

President Trump tweeted early Tuesday that he would await a call from Lopez Obrador, urging him to accept U.S. help.

The Mexican government is investigating the motive for the killings, which took place Monday on a dirt road between Chihuahua and Sonora states, about 60 miles south of the U.S. border.