Skip to comments.[Mexico:]Several reportedly dead in Reynosa violence
Posted on 08/25/2010 2:48:01 PM PDT by SwinneySwitch
REYNOSA At least six people are reportedly dead after several vehicles exploded during an apparent shootout Tuesday evening.
Gunfire and explosions erupted about 5 p.m. Tuesday along the highway between Monterrey and Reynosa on the citys far west side, near the Anzalduas International Bridge, sources said.
Apparently slain in the battle were two Mexican army soldiers and four suspected drug cartel members who were burned to death inside an SUV. A woman was also reportedly shot in the rear end and was rushed to an area hospital for surgery, a source said.
The apparent explosions along the Reynosa-Monterrey highway shut down the thoroughfare for about three hours Tuesday evening.
Reynosa city officials reported widespread congestion along the highway.
No official confirmation was given from city officials about the widespread violence.
City officials did confirm widespread blockades across Reynosa and a situations of risk in the Villa Florida and Granjas Economicas del Norte neighborhoods, near many of the citys maquiladora factories on the west side of the city.
Situations of risk typically refer to shootouts between armed groups and possibly the military.
Random shootouts and street battles have enveloped Reynosa and most other cities in Tamaulipas state, south of the Rio Grande from South Texas.
Much of the fighting has stemmed from an ongoing battle between the Gulf Cartel and the Zetas the once-allied drug smuggling groups which split early this year in an attempt to dominate lucrative narcotics routes in to the United States.
More than 28,000 people have been killed in suspected drug violence across Mexico since late 2006.
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Which scum? the Mexican soldiers who lost their lifes for their country?
SOP down here...
mexico is a zone..never has been a country.
you wouldn’t have the balls to dare say that to a Mexican.