By Chris Covert
Mexican Army units operating in Tamaulipas state killed one armed suspect and rescued five individuals in separate actions Wednesday and Thursday, according to official Mexican government news sources.
A Mexican Army road patrol in Valle Hermoso municipality near the village of El Empalme came under small arms fire from an armed group of unknown size Thursday. Army return fire killed one and wounded two armed suspects. presumably the rest of the armed group escaped the encounter.
Following the conclusion of the firefight, soldiers seized three rifles, one handgun, tactical gear and a vehicle.
Separately on Wednesday, a Mexican Army unit on patrol in Reynosa municipality came under small arms fire. Army return fire wounded one unidentified armed suspect. Five unidentified individuals were also released from capture following the armed encounter.
Following the firefight, soldiers seized 32 rifles, one 40mm grenade launcher and seven vehicles, two of which were armored.
Chris Covert writes Mexican Drug War and national political news for Rantburg.com