By Chris Covert
One unidentified individuals was wounded three in separate grenade attacks in Matamoros and Ciudad Victoria, Tamaulipas Sunday night and Monday morning, according to Mexican news and Twitter reports.
Originally, those reports said five had been hurt, but an announcement by the Tamaulipas state Procuraduria General de Justicia or attorney general posted on the state website Monday night said only one had been wounded.
Sunday night's attack took place near the Televisa television studios in Matamoros. That attack took place around 2200 hrs EDT near the intersection of avenidas Manuel Cavazos Lerma and Fresnos in Paseo Residencial colony. The detonation caused no injuries or damage.
In Ciudad Victoria, one grenade was detonated in a vacant lot near the intersection of calles 9th and Coahuila in San José colony at around 0950 hrs. No damage or persons wounded were reported in that attack.
A second grenade attack took place at a car dealership near the intersection of calles 9th and Berriozabal, presumably near Zona Centro. One individual was wounded in that attack. Some unspecified damage has been reported.
The attack took place at about 1020 hrs EDT. The attorney general report said that explosions accompanied the detonation of the grenade, which usually means small arms fire.
Several attacks using grenades and small arms fire were initiated over the last two weeks in Ciudad Victoria. The most serious, on March 14th took the lives of four individuals.
News reports say the Tamaulipas state Secretaria de Seguridad Publica and Procuraduria General de Justicia revealed those March 14th attacks were part of an intergang gunfight between rival criminal groups.
At least seven grenade and small arms attacks have been made in Ciudad Victoria alone since March 14th, nearly all of them between rival criminal groups. At least five have been killed and many more have been wounded in these encounters.
Chris Covert writes Mexican Drug War and national political news for Rantburg.com