By Chris Covert
Shootings and an apparent grenade attack took place in Nuevo Laredo, Tamaulipas Saturday night starting at about 1930 hrs, according to compiled Twitter and Mexican news reports.
So far, no official accounts have been released, nor have and reports of dead surfaced since Saturday night.
As of 1230 hrs Sunday afternoon EDT time, calm had been reported.
Shootings had been reported on the road to Piedra Negras -- Mexican Federal Highway 2 -- which is on the west side of Nuevo Laredo -- and near the Soirana store on Avenida La Fe. A Mexican Army patrol surprised an armed group sparking an exchange of gunfire which lasted several minutes.
Armed suspects also detonated a hand grenade at a Walmart store near Avenida Reforma and Mexico Federal Highway 85 near Zona Centro. A Twitter posting said several individuals were wounded in that attack.
Gunfire was also reported in Zaragoza, El Companario and Villas de San Miguel colonies, all along Tamaulipas Highway 1, which is usually an indication of a running gunfight between Mexican security forces and cartel shooters.
Roadblocks were reported in El Nogal and Los Fresnos colonies near Mexico Highway 85. Those neighborhoods are only about two kilometers west of the Walmart store on Avenida Reforma.
Chris Covert writes Mexican Drug War and national political news for Rantburg.com