Unconfirmed reports say that as many as 10 armed suspects have been killed in fighting in Miguel Aleman, Tamaulipas Wednesday, according to El Diario de Juarez news daily.
|Outside an army cordon in Gomez colony in Miguel Aleman|
While the report credits the Mexican Secretaria de Defensa Nacional (SEDENA), the controlling agency for the Mexican Army, with providing some of the information, SEDENA has yet to release a report on its website.
According to the report, one encounter began around 1400 hrs on Bulevar Miguel Aleman when a Mexican Army unit on patrol attempted a traffic stop near Zona Centro of the city near the intersection of calles Insurgentes and 10th.
Suspects instead of stopping attempted to flee the area while exchanging gunfire continuing on in Del Norte and Gomez colonies.
At about 1500 hrs Twitterers reported observing a military helicopter in the area. In Gomez colony army units cordoned off an area around a residence, which remained cordoned until 1800 hrs. It is unknown if any arrests were made in the Gomez colony operation.
Reports are as many as 12 are dead. but no official reports have been released.
In another report the news daily said that four separate grenade attacks took place in Reynosa Tuesday, according to Twitterers in the area.
The first grenade attack took place outside am Elektra store at about 1235 hrs. Reports say two individuals travelling aboard a Chevrolet Blazer SUV threw the bomb.
A second grenade was thrown, location unknown, at around 1305 hrs, and a third was thrown at about 1520 hrs near a police station. A fourth grenade landed at the municipal gymnasium at about 1735 hrs.
Chris Covert write Mexican Drug War and national political news for Rantburg.com