Reporting on the Mexican Cartel Drug War

Car bomb explodes in Ciudad Victoria

Monday, March 19, 2012 |

By Chris Covert
Rantburg.com

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

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6 Borderland Beat Comments:

@eago85 said...

el coche bomba exploto en la noche..la imagen no corresponde a lo sucedido.. Para mas informacion busquen en twitter el HT #cdvictoria hy x si les interesa les dejo fotos del granadazo del pasado miercoles en la agencia Nissan de Ciudad Victoria http://bit.ly/FOGc7H

badanov said...

Foto eiminado, gracias

Anonymous said...

estos son terroristas no criminales

Anonymous said...

These people are getting way out of hand,this is terrorism.Grenades?Can't justify that kind of behavior in any society.These people must be rooted out,and put away for ever,or better still shot out of hand on the spot.You forfeit your human rights,when you throw grenades,or ride in convoy with AK47s or AR15s.There is absolutely no justification or right to behave like this.If people want a secure and safe life,the Mexican people have to step up as well.

Anonymous said...

As someone who is interested in the world I am very intrigued by what is happening down in Mexico. I think that guns coming from across the border is terrible. However they do not sell grenades here. My thoughts and prayers go out to the families who were affected in this. Keep up the great journalism borderland beat.

Anonymous said...

That's because Eric Holder and Obama are selling them the guns! Fast and Furious!

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