Borderland Beat posted by DD republished from ElDiario de Coahuila
Friday, February 13, 2015
Three suspects were today killed in a shootout against federal forces in the city of Rio Bravo. With this added the total killed in less than 24 hours in Tamaulipas was six.
The Coordination Group Tamaulipas, revealed that the suspects who have not yet been identified, were killed in two different events on Friday February 13. The attacks against federal forces in Rio Bravo have been constant.
The first incident occurred at 01:33 hours on Avenida Francisco I. Madero with Gap 108, where elements of the Federal Police were carrying out patrols and ran into a Chevrolet Silverado, without license plates and whose crew started attack them with firearms.
The federal police repelled the attack and killed two of the suspects, whose ages ranged from 25-30 years. From inside the van two rifles, supplied chargers and cartridges of various calibers ensured.
The second incident occurred at 02:15 hours in Guanajuato Avenue near the corner of Maple Street, Ribera del Bravo colony where Tamaulipas state police forces were attacked by armed civilians who were traveling aboard a vehicle without license plates Volkswagen Jetta Sport circulation.
To repel the aggression they shot dead a suspect who were between 18-20 years old. Inside the vehicle a rifle, a handgun, one fragmentation Granada three chargers supplied nine strikes out-wheels and a cell phone said.
Note that just yesterday, members of the Secretariat of National Defense were attacked by a group of armed civilians clash that also left a balance of three suspected criminals killed.