By Chris Covert
A car bomb exploded in Ciudad Victoria, Tamaulipas Monday afternoon, according to Mexican news accounts.
Ciudad Victoria is the state capital of Tamaulipas.
The bomb was set in front of the offices of Expreso newspaper on Bulevar Adolfo Lopez Mateos in Almendros colony.
No one was reported hurt in the blast.
A kindergarten and a grocery store are also located nearby but were not affected by the explosion. Damage was limited to workshops in the building. Five vehicles parked nearby were also damaged by the explosion.
Several grenade attacks have been made in Ciudad Victoria in the last few days.
The latest took place Saturday night near the Ciudad Victoria city hall near the intersection of calles Morelos and Hidalgo in Zona Centro. Armed suspects aboard a sedan reportedly threw the grenade.
No one was reported hurt in that attack.
Last Wednesday, several grenade attacks were made against a car dealership and a police academy building in Ciudad Victoria. One unidentified individual was killed in those attacks and another two were wounded.
Those attacks took place around the same time as two other small arms attacks in the city which killed two and wounded one.
Chris Covert writes Mexican Drug War and national political news for Rantburg.com