Six people died, including a soldier, after a clash between suspected gunmen and soldiers, who rescued a kidnapped woman from the gunmen.
The Tamaulipas Coordination Group (GCT) said in a statement that the attack that occurred Saturday, October 10, five members of a criminal group were killed, while a soldier died in the line of duty.
He said the woman was admitted to a hospital, where her health was reported serious but stable.
The incident occurred at the 5 de Febrero and Tamaulipas streets, a point where the military managed to surround the criminals who were traveling in a 2007 golden Lincoln Navigator, the criminals were cornered after a chase through several streets of this border town .
The police established that the criminals who were killed, have not yet been identified, but they were between 20 to 30 years old.
The state agency indicates that by being cornered by the military, the criminals collided with three parked vehicles and from inside the truck the criminals attacked the military personnel.
The military repel the aggression, and shot dead five criminals and manage to rescued a woman from inside the Lincoln who was tied up and had injuries and merited hospitalization.
The woman told the military she had been kidnapped since Wednesday October 7, and not knowing where the criminals will be taking her when the conflict arose.
As a result of the operation, an element of the Secretariat of National Defense was wounded and later died while receiving medical attention at a hospital.
Five assault rifles, magazines, cartridges and other objects were secured at the crime scene, in addition to the Lincoln Navigator, which were taken to the Public Prosecutor's Office for investigation.