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Checkpoint gunfire: between Mexicali and San Luis Rio Colorado

An exchange of gunfire between soldiers and thugs left one man dead near a checkpoint on the highway between Mexicali and San Luis Rio Colorado. (The area involved is just south of Calexico, Calif., and Yuma, Ariz.)

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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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Armed gunmen attack police in Durango – one dead

“Gomez Palacio, Durango – On Monday afternoon, gunmen attacked a group of Preventive Policemen in Gomez Palacio. The gun battle started in Colonia Cinco de Mayo in Gomez Palacio and ended in neighboring Torreon, Coahuila, leaving one policeman dead and five wounded.

Ten policemen from the Public Security Police of Gomez Palacio were reinforced by 12 policemen from Torreon, Coahuila, 10 Coahuila State Policemen and members of the Mexican Army. Three policemen were transported by ambulance to a hospital, one of them critically wounded.

At the scene there was also a wrecked pickup containing the unidentified dead body of a man killed by gunshots.”

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