By Chris Covert
Four unidentified armed suspects were killed Thursday in an armed confrontation in the Mexican border city of Nuevo Laredo, according to Mexican news reports.
A news report appearing Thursday evening on the website of El Sol de Mexico said that a unit of the Mexican 8th Military Zone encountered armed suspects travelling aboard a vehicle on Bulevar Aeropuerto in Voluntad y Trabajo colony at around 0930 Thursday morning.
Army gunfire killed four suspects. A tota lof four rifles, undisclosed quantities of weapons magazines and ammunition were seized as well as one vehicles.
According to a news item posted on the website of Milenio news daily Thursday night, the four dead were identified as escapees from the Piedras Negras, Coahuila Centro Readaptacion Social (CERESO) prison, which took place last month. A total of 132 inmates, reportedly members of the Los Zetas criminal gang, escaped. A total of 104 inmates remain at large.
Chris Covert writes Mexican Drug War and national political news for Rantburg.com