Nuevo Laredo, Tamaulipas.
Presumed members of a criminal organization threw two grenades this morning at the Municipal President of Matamoros, neither grenade exploded.
The grenades were thrown about 07:30 hours, also since the early hours of the morning there have been confrontation and blockades in the region of Valle Hermoso, Rio Bravo, Matamoros and Reynosa.
To avoid the armed forces, the criminals utilize back roads to move around with the intention of blocking the main roads and access to cities.
Social networks mentioned that the confrontations involved grenades and gun fire. " the Rio Bravo - Reynosa highway is blocked at La Altura de Palo Blanco. There are many metal tire piercing spikes in the roads, you can hear gunfire on the Highway and hooded gun men are returning to coaches and micro-buses, said one social network user.
Another user reported that about 4:36 pm explosions were continuing on the highway with the thunder of automatic machine guns, on the autopista Matamoros - Reynosa. The blockades this morning prompted the shutting of schools in the Municipality of Progreso.
A source from the office of the Attorney General of Tamaulipas said that there will be over thirty dead on both sides. (Metros and Ciclones from Cartel del Golfo).
The authorities mentioned that they were only reporting the casualties of confrontations between the armed forces and criminals, not the criminal on criminal confrontations currently going on, as the Metros and Ciclones take their dead away with them.
Contrasting official information of the Armed Forces reports 9 dead up to yesterday 3rd of Feb, while the administrator of Valor por Tamaulipas reports 44 dead from the confrontations yesterday.
Original article in Spanish at Proceso