Several injured as gunmen open fire on convoy in Mexican border town

Mexican authorities have reported that on Saturday, armed civilians attacked a convoy of vehicles heading from the United States to Mexico, resulting in at least three people getting injured.

The attack occurred at the Roma-Suudada Miguel Aleman International Bridge, which connects the city of Miguel Aleman to Roma, Texas, and spans the Rio Grande.

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According to Mexico’s National Institute of Migration, the convoy consisted of 20 passengers, including 16 Mexican citizens and four American citizens. They were traveling in two trucks, a van, and a pickup truck.

The agency stated that a woman was shot in the back, a man was shot in the leg, and another man sustained a gunshot wound to the finger. Their conditions were unclear.

The Tamaulipas State Security Department and the National Institute of Migration issued conflicting statements regarding whether any of the injured individuals were American citizens.

George Queller, a spokesperson for the Tamaulipas State Security, mentioned that the injured individuals were taken to an international bridge and handed over to American authorities.

In recent months, there has been a wave of violence in Tamaulipas, prompting federal authorities to deploy hundreds of soldiers to reinforce security patrols in the border cities of Reynosa, Nuevo Laredo, and Matamoros, where Gulf Cartel and other criminal organizations operate.

On March 3rd, four American citizens who had traveled from Texas to Mexico were kidnapped by armed gunmen in Matamoros. Two were later found dead, and two were rescued. Several suspects, including members of a notorious Gulf drug cartel, have been arrested in connection with the case.

 

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