Tuesday, July 25, 2017

Confrontation between Military and criminals in Matamoros leaves 3 dead and 5 wounded

Translated by Otis B Fly-Wheel for Borderland Beat from a Noreste article

Subject Matter: Army vs Sicarios confrontation
Recommendation: No prior subject matter knowledge required

The confrontation occurred on the border of Matamoros, with 2 soldiers killed and one sicario

Authorities released information about a confrontation between elements of the Army and an armed group. The events occurred on the border between Matamoros and Valle Hermoso, Tamaulipas where 5 persons were registered with serious wounds and two army elements and one sicario were killed.

The incident occurred at Los Ejidos Vanguardia, around Carretera Nacional 24.


Police reports refer that the elements of the Army were attacked by an armed commando while carrying out an operation. At the location they discovered rifles, spare magazines and ammunition.

(Otis: The main picture shows what looks like a .50 cal strike on the windscreen of the armored car, which caused the armored car to crash into a drainage ditch. Given the location, this may well have been an ambush set up and planned for the military, by CdG sicarios.)

Further details will be posted when available.

The Coordination group for Tamaulipas released a press release with pretty much no further information than has already been released, other than the delinquents were in vehicles and escaped after the confrontation. Valorportamaulipas also has no further information regarding the incident.

Original article in Spanish at Noreste