U.S. Consulate General in the Mexican border city of Nuevo Laredo
issued a warning and curfew for its employees following three days of
violence. The battles between cartel gunmen and Mexican military and
law enforcement authorities led to at least 8 fatalities. In a
similar fashion, the police department in Laredo, Texas, warned its
citizens to avoid unnecessary travel into Mexico. As Breitbart Texas
reported, since Thursday afternoon, gunmen from the Cartel Del
Noreste faction of Los Zetas carried out numerous attacks against
Mexican soldiers and Tamaulipas state police officers. As part of
their tactics, cartel gunmen carjacked numerous vehicles at gunpoint
and then torched them to use them as part of a series of blockades.
Since the violence began on Thursday, seven gunmen with Los Zetas-CDN
and one Mexican soldier have died, while several other soldiers have
been shot in numerous clashes.
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