By Chris Covert
A total of ten unidentified individuals were wounded in a grenade attack at a Walmart store in Nuevo Laredo, Tamaulipas Sunday night, according to Mexican news accounts.
Reports say firefights erupted between local drug gangs -- probably Los Zetas and Gulf Cartel shooters -- in the city Sunday. Nuevo Laredo is considered to be a Los Zetas controlled river crossing into the US.
The attack took place just outside the store at around 2200 hrs on Avenida Reforma. Several more individuals who were hurt in the attack went to get medical help on their own.
The Secretaria De Defensa Nacional (SEDENA), the controlling agency for the Mexican Army also told Mexican press that additional troops from Nuevo Leon would be redeployed to the city in the wake of the new attack.
In a related development, military authorities say that a top Los Zetas operative in Nuevo Laredo was killed in last Thursday's encounter between a Mexican Army detachment on patrol and an armed group travelling en convoy.
Gerardo Guerra Valdez AKA El Guerra was killed in the same gun battle that claimed the lives of 13 Los Zetas operatives.
To read the BorderlandBeat.com story on the March 1st gun battle that killed 13 drug cartel operatives, click here
Chris Covert writes Mexican Drug War and national political news for Rantburg.com