Miguel Aleman, Tamaulipas — Mexican army soldiers arrested 16 suspected drug cartel members during a shootout Saturday that left three gunmen dead.
Details emerged late Sunday night about the Saturday evening attack in Miguel Alemán, across the Rio Grande from Roma.
Gunmen attacked the soldiers as they patrolled the Villa del Mar neighborhood about 8 p.m. Saturday, the Mexican defense ministry said in a statement.
Besides the three slain and 16 arrested gunmen, soldiers also seized 32 rifles, one pistol, more than 7,000 rounds of ammunition and six vehicles.
Defense ministry officials did not say whether any soldiers were injured or killed during the street battle.
Authorities also found six vehicles that had been shot Monday morning in Camargo, across the border from Rio Grande City.
Police said the half dozen vehicles appeared to have been left after a shootout between two groups of gunmen, according to a Tamaulipas state police statement. No bodies were found near the abandoned vehicles.
In Valle Hermoso, southwest of Brownsville, state police said they found the body of a man who had been shot to death. Police continue to investigate that homicide.
As of late Monday evening, no incidents of violence were reported by city officials in Reynosa.