By Chris Covert
Three unidentified armed suspects were killed in a gunfight with Mexican security forces in Ciudad Victoria, Tamaulipas late Thursday morning, according to several Mexican news reports.
The encounter took place near the intersection of Libramiento Naciones Unidas and Avenida José Sulaima near a cemetery where a Policia Federal road patrol exchanged gunfire with at least four armed suspects who were travelling aboard a Nissan Murano SUV.
According to a report on the website of Vangardia news daily, officials with the Procuraduria General de la Republica (PGR) or attorney general refused to confirm the number of dead or wounded, only that an armed encounter took place. The casualty report comes from local reporting and Twitter postings.
In an unrelated gunfight, a Mexican Army soldiers detained two unidentified individuals and killed an armed suspect in Guemes municipality Thursday, according to a separate report in Vangardia news daily, posting on the website.
The unit had been dispatched to a warehouse near Plan de Ayala ejido because of a citizen's complaint of armed suspects in the area.
Gunfire between the army unit and armed suspects ensued leaving one armed suspect dead. An unidentified individual, who had been reportedly kidnapped and beaten was rescued.
Soldiers also seized one AK-47 rifle, one AR-15 rifle, 30 weapons magazines, 714 rounds of ammunition and other contraband.
Chris Covert writes Mexican Drug War and national political news for Rantburg,com
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