By Chris Covert
A total of 14 individuals have been killed in drug and gang related violence in Tamaulipas state, including three Tamaulipa state police agents, according to several Spanish and English language reports.
According to a news item posted Thursday evening on the website of Animal Politico, the three police agents were killed Wednesday night aboard their official vehicle in Nuevo Laredo.
The agents were identified as José Luis Orozco, Arturo Alvarado, and Guillermo Hernandez,, all of the Tamaulipas state Secretaria de Seguridad Publica Estatal (SSPE) or state police.
The shooting took place near the intersection of calles Jesus Carranza and Paseo Colon.
Meanwhile eight other individuals were killed on drug related violence since last September 15, according to an translated account published on the website of San Antonio Express English language news daily Thursday evening.
- A total of seven unidentified individuals were killed over last weekend in Tamualipas state. The news report did not specify the number or locations of the incidents.
- A total of four armed suspects were killed by a Mexican Army road patrol just outside Nuevo Laredo city along Anahuac highway Monday afternoon. Soldiers in the patrol observed a vehicle with suspects and gave chase when the driver attempted to elude the patrol.
Chris Covert writes Mexican Drug War and national political news for Rantburg.com