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2 die, 3 wounded in Tamaualipas
2013-02-20

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Two armed suspects were killed in an exchange of gunfire with a Mexican Army road patrol in Nuevo Laredo, according to Mexican news accounts.

According to a news report posted on the website of Milenio news daily, the shootout took place near the intersection of Calle Esfinge and Bulevar Canseco in Reservas Territoriales colony.

The two suspects were travelling aboard a Volkswagen Jetta sedan when the shootout took place. The report suggested more than the two suspects were aboard the vehicle when the gunfight took place. Soldiers found two AR-15 and two AK-47 rifles aboard the vehicle after the shootout.

Separately, three unidentified Tamaulipas state government employees were wounded in Ciudad Victoria -- Tamaulipas' state capital -- when two explosive devices, presumably grenades, were detonated Tuesday afternoon near the Palacio Gobierno which is located near the intersection of calles 15th and Hidalgo. Twitter reports say two grenades were detonated.

According to a news report which appeared on the website of Milenio, the attack took place at around 1635 hrs.

Chris Covert writes Mexican Drug War and national political news for Rantburg.com
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