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State spokeswoman unaware of Mexico's cross-border shooting at U.S. agents

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This Monday, June 2, 2014 photo provided by U.S. Customs and Border Protection shows a truck made to look a U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service truck, but which was actually carrying more than 3,200 pounds of marijuana, east of Douglas, Ariz. Agents found the truck with the federal agency's decals along the border with Mexico. The driver and a passenger fled from the truck into Mexico after being pulled over by border agents. Agents then discovered that the truck, which had fake decals, was filled with $1.6 million worth of marijuana. (AP Photo/U.S. Customs and Border Patrol) AP Photo/U.S. Customs and Border Patrol

A spokeswoman for the State Department said Friday afternoon that she was not aware of reports that U.S. border agents were fired upon by a Mexican military helicopter that briefly crossed into Arizona.

A CBS affiliate in Las Vegas reported early Friday morning that the shooting happened sometime between midnight and 6 a.m. Friday morning. The affiliate quoted a spokesman for U.S. Customs and Border Protection that said two shots were fired, but that "no injuries or damage to U.S. property were reported."

A State Department spokeswoman said Friday she was unaware that border patrol agents were fired upon by Mexican officials early Friday morning. (AP Photo/U.S. Customs and Border Patrol)

KVOA-TV reported that Mexican officials were conducting a drug interdiction operation at the time they crossed into the United States.

But in a Friday afternoon briefing, State Department Spokesman Marie Harf said she was not aware of the incident.

"Are you aware of a shooting incident with Mexican law enforcement authorities shooting into Arizona?" AP reporter Matthew Lee asked.

"I am not," Harf replied.

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