Amnesty International said that Mexican soldiers have carried out torture and forced disappearances while fighting drug cartels.
The group said one case involves 25 Tijuana police officers detained on corruption allegations. The officers say troops put their feet in water and applied electric shocks to their bodies, including their genitals.
The Interior Department said it will analyze the report released by the human rights watchdog group on Tuesday. It also details four other cases of abuse against 10 people in the northern border states of Chihuahua, Tamaulipas and Baja California, where Tijuana is located.
More than 45,000 troops have been deployed to drug hot spots since President Felipe Calderon took office in 2006. Over 14,000 people have died in drug-related violence since then.
On Tuesday, 10 gunmen were killed in the northern state of Durango in a shootout with police and soldiers.
Army Gen. Moises Melo Garcia said a group of gunmen traveling in at least 10 vehicles opened fire on a state police helicopter carrying a state police official, his bodyguard and a soldier who were flying over the town of Cuencame. The state police official and his bodyguard were wounded in the attack, he said.
An unknown number of assailants escaped, Melo Garcia told reporters.
Officials rescued six people, including a local police officer, who had been kidnapped, he said.