Mexico / Texas Border lashed by gunfire and bombing

“Narco violence” was unleashed again in the Mexican state of Tamaulipas (bordering the Rio Grande River and the Gulf of Mexico). It surged almost simultaneously in the three main cities of this state, where there were attacks on government facilities, shootouts and innocent civilians wounded. In Matamoros (right across from Brownsville, Texas), a grenade was thrown at the military base of this border; four civilians and two soldiers were wounded. Neighboring businesses and a school were forced to shut their doors.

In Nuevo Laredo, shootouts and “narcoblockades” caused traffic chaos. A grenade was also thrown at a police facility, and yesterday afternoon stolen trucks and cars were used to block streets while rival gangs shot at each other. One of the blocked streets was where the U.S. Consulate is located.

And just outside Reynosa (right across from McAllen, Texas), a military convoy and a group of men in light trucks engaged in yet another shootout.”

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