By Chris Covert
A total of six armed suspects were killed in two separate incidents in Tamaulipas state Sunday, according to Mexican news reports.
A news dispatch posted on the website of El Diario de Coahuila news daily reported that three armed suspects died in a shootout early Sunday morning at around 0130 hrs with a Mexican Army unit on the Matamoros to Ciudad Victoria highway, at the Kilometer 190 marker north of San Fernando municipality.
The report condensed an official report from Secretaria de Defensa Nacional (SEDENA), the controlling agency for the Mexican Army, that said that armed suspects had fired on an army unit forcing them to return fire.
Following the encounter soldiers seized undisclosed quantities of rifles, weapons magazines and ammunition as well as one vehicle at the scene.
Meanwhile, at around 0730 hrs Sunday morning in Nuevo Laredo municipality, a Mexican Army exchanged gunfire with armed suspects near the interssection of Privada Quita and Privada Londres in Villas de la Fe colony.
Three armed suspects were killed in the gunfight. Undisclosed numbers of rifles, weapons magazines, ammunition and one vehicle were seized in the aftermath.
Chris Covert writes Mexican Drug War and national political news for Rantburg.com