Reporting on the Mexican Cartel Drug War

Fighting continues in Ciudad Victoria, Tamaulipas

Wednesday, March 21, 2012 |

By Chris Covert
Rantburg.com

Six Mexican Army soldiers were hurt in a traffic accident and another grenade attack was made, this time against Mexican military personnel in Ciudad Victoria, Tamaulipas Wednesday, according to Mexican news accounts.

The new grenade attack is another in a series of attacks that have taken place in Tamaulipas' capital city since last week.  Reports are unclear who the target was in the Wednesday grenade attack. Reports say that the attack, which took place at 1100 hrs was near the bus station, no one was hurt and no damage was reported.

The traffic accident involved six soldiers who were hurt when a Sand Cat armored peronnel carrier overturned on Avenida Juan B. Tijerina at around 1000 hrs.  The mishap closed the area for three hours.

Sand Cat APC
Reports also say a number of gunfights have taken place on Libramiento Naciones Unidas and on calles Berriozábal, Anaya and Aldama in Libertad and Emilio Portes Gil colonies.  No reports have been released detailing casualties or detentions following those gunfights.

The security detail for Tamaulipas governor Egidio Torre Cantu was reportedly on high alert before the enstest attacks. Ten schools were also let out mid morning because of the shootings.

The latest reports on the car bomb near Expreso newspaper offices in Zona Contro Monday was that it was a grenade attack.

Last week four unidentified individuals were killed in a series of grenade and small arms attacks in Ciudad Victoria, including grenade attacks at a Nissan dealership, a police academy building and shootings in two other incidents.

A week before the March 14 attacks, four unidentified individuals were found dead along the road to San Luis Potosi.

Chris Covert writes Mexican Drug War and national political news for Rantburg.com

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Anonymous said...

Can I get some info on the downtown san luis potosi central area? Thank you

Anonymous said...

Yeah lots off killings right now stay away��

Anonymous said...

I was in ahualulco not long ago close to san luis potosi it was full of zsss stay away

Anonymous said...

I'm going too badiraguato sinaloa Mexico can I get info on the area and can I play my chapo corrido

Anonymous said...

Yeah go ahead I wanna watch some Beltran leyvas men chop some heads off! Lol been a while. If you want I'll send you a cd full of chapo's corridos haha

Anonymous said...

I wonder when the #1 consumer of drugs, the USA, will clean up it's act so most of the violence in Mexico subside.

Anonymous said...

This is Mexico's problem. Mexico needs to clean up it's act. Root out corruption and exterminate these roaches.

Anonymous said...

I agree, it's Mexico's problem but it's fueld by the USAs massive drug consumption. Indeed, they're the #1 consumers of drugs both legal & illegal. It's both their problem. Mexicans own up to it unlike the citizens of the USA, like cowards they turn a blind eye to their problems.

Anonymous said...

PEOPLE DONT BELIVE THE NEWS THAT ALL THE DEAD ARE BAD GUYS OR CARTEL MEMBERS THE TRUTH IS THAT WORKING PEOPLE WITH LITTLE BUSINESS ARE BEING KILLED FOR NOT PAYING CARTELS EXTORTION AND KIDNAP RAPE FOR TALKING TO POLICE NO ONE PROTECTS THEM THERE TERRIFIED SO ITS NOT BECAUSE OF DRUGS THATS NOT TRUE IS PURE EVIL.

thuglifebaldwin said...

Its the drig addicts problem, not anyone elses.

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