Borderland Beat posted by Computer JA
The first incident took place in the ejido Lucio Blanco, in Matamoros, where officers of the Federal Police were attacked by gunmen. In that incident, the federal forces killed three offenders and secured three assault rifles, 16 stocked chargers, two charger carriers, four ballistic vests, and a pickup truck reported as stolen.
In the town Nuevo Progreso, Rio Bravo, the second confrontation between elements of the Navy and several armed civilians originated and resulted in the death of nine armed civilians. The Navy secured nine assault rifles, several rounds of ammunition and two vehicles (one of them was armored).
The third incident occurred at 14:00 pm between the municipalities of Matamoros and Rio Bravo, where the Mexican Army were attacked by armed civilians. To repel aggression, they shot down seven gunmen and seized seven assault rifles, two high caliber Barrett rifles, and seven vehicles.