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Terror in Tamaulipas: 7 die

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By Chris Covert

A total of four unidentified individuals were killed in an armed encounter with Mexican Army road patrol in Matamoros in Tamaulipas Tuesday afternoon, according to Mexican news reports and government news releases.

According to an El Universal news wire dispatch posted on the website of El Diario de Coahuila news daily, the gunfight took place at around 1310 hrs in Paradiso colony near the intersection of calles Nevado de Toluca and Sierra Tarahumara.

The armed suspects were travelling aboard a Chevrolet Suburban when the encounter took place. Following the confrontation several weapons were found inside the vehicle including three rifles, a handgun, 28 weapons magazines and ammunition.

In Reynosa, according to the same news dispatch, two men were found shot to death aboard a Toyota Tundra Monday night. The vehicle was found by police on Avenida Luis Donaldo Colosio near the Pharr-Reynosa International Bridge at around 2000 hrs.

The victims were identified as Claudio Hernandez Velazquez, 28 and Miguel Angel Flores Velazquez, 18. Inside the vehicle authorities also found guns, grenades and tactical gear.

Meanwhile in Nuevo Laredo one unidentified 47 year old woman was shot to death and four others were wounded in an attack on a dance hall, according to a news release posted on the website of the Tamaulipas state Procuraduria General del Estado (PGE) or attorney general office.

The attack took place at around 2300 hrs Monday night at the Themis dance hall in Prolongacio Guerrero in Campestre colony. The woman was taken to receive medical attention before she succumbed to her wounds.

Chris Covert writes Mexican Drug War and national political news for
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