Two Americans dead, two still missing after Mexico kidnapping | USA TODAY

Two Americans have been found dead after they were kidnapped with two others in Mexico. The Americans were reportedly there to buy medicine.

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The two surviving Americans in a group of four violently abducted last week in Mexico returned to U.S. soil Tuesday, one of them with a leg wound not considered life-threatening.

The two other members of the group traveling for what Mexican authorities called a "medical treatment'' were killed Friday after getting caught in the crossfire of rival cartel groups in the border city of Matamoros in Tamaulipas state, just below Brownsville, Texas.

Tamaulipas Gov. Americo Villarreal said the Americans, traveling in a white minivan, had crossed the border only 2 1/2 hours before the shooting occurred. A 33-year-old woman not linked to the group was killed by a stray bullet, he said.

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