Fri Feb 8, 2013, 02:45 AM
TexasTowelie (14,829 posts)
Grenades explode near U.S. Consulate in Nuevo Laredo
Source: Dallas Morning News -- Mexico Bureau
Three grenades exploded Thursday evening in Nuevo Laredo, just feet from the U.S. Consulate office, sources in the Mexican border city said.
No injuries were reported, but the explosions rattled the neighborhood, as locals scurried for cover amid a firefight between what’s believed to be members of the Zetas criminal group and their former allies, the Gulf cartel, which is making a push to reclaim the territory.
The two groups appear to be battling, leaving a trail of killings and burned houses. In recent days, sources said, seven people have been killed — three of them Americans — and five homes torched.
The U.S. Consulate issued an alert, and Mexican soldiers were deployed to guard the building.
Read more: http://www.dallasnews.com/news/local-news/20130207-grenades-explode-near-u.s.-consulate-in-nuevo-laredo.ece
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