Thursday, August 18, 2011
Sources: Zetas set off grenade in Reynosa, injure six
People in city of Reynosa underwent moments of terror when an explosive device thrown at a busy bus stop from a highway overpass injured six civilians and caused several others to have panic attacks.
Mexican officials were not available for comment. Various sources, including state law enforcement officials not allowed to speak to the media, confirmed the attack.
The attack occurred about 6:40 p.m. when an explosive device was thrown out of a vehicle driving over the Alvaro Obregon Bridge.
The device went off over a public transportation bus stop, injuring at least six civilians, including a teenage female. The victims were quickly rushed to two different local hospitals. Their conditions were not immediately available.
The Mexican military and authorities arrived and sealed off the scene in order to conduct their investigation. Authorities also conducted a manhunt as they searched for potential suspects, the sources said.
A source outside of law enforcement said the grenade attack was conducted by a group of Zetas who had managed to move into Reynosa under orders to heat up the plaza. The source also said several trucks containing Gulf Cartel members were used as they conducted a manhunt looking for the Zetas who had entered their turf.
This was the second recent grenade attack.
Last Sunday, an explosive device was detonated inside Cinemex, a Reynosa theater, while an audienced watched the movie “Green Lantern.” Mexican law enforcement officials initially thought the explosion was a prank involving fireworks, but later determined the attack involved an explosive device and that some seats caught fire. No injuries were reported following the first attack.
Photos:Amigos de Tamaulipas
REYNOSA: Estalla granada en cine; no reportan lesionados