Monterrey (Mexico), – Seven people were killed yesterday in Nuevo Laredo, northern Mexico, in a violent day which today joined with an explosive attack against the headquarters of the Police City Municipal, who left no dead but property damage, municipal and state sources.
A spokesman for the attorney general of Tamaulipas (PGJT) said, at about 08.00 local time (13.00 GMT) aboard an unknown vehicle, a missile was launched, presumably a grenade against the local police headquarters, an attack that left one civilian injured in a car burned and another damaged.
Local media also reported that after the incident broke out in the area, located in the area known as Santa Fe, west of the city, a shootout between the army and the alleged assailants.
On the target of the attack, the city police headquarters, there was only to record damage, added the sources.
The Tamaulipas Attorney explained further that yesterday evening there was in this city bordering Laredo two shootings that left seven people dead have been identified.
The upsurge in violence in the border Nuevo Laredo, a stronghold of the criminal organization Los Zetas, apparently has to do with increased pressure from the authorities against criminal leaders of that group, and an alleged encounter Los Zetas against their rival of the Sinaloa cartel.
The violence has intensified in the last ten days in a city patrolled by the Mexican army, which took one year for public safety work in the city due to the corruption of police forces operating in the area.
On 17 April, the bodies of 14 men between 30 and 35 years were found inside a vehicle parked on the side of the Municipality of Nuevo Laredo, the event highlights of recent.
In the past month, the Army has beaten harshly with Los Zetas and one of its operatives killed Francisco Medina Mejia, alias “El Quemado”, April 4.
Earlier, on March 14, soldiers captured Carlos Alejandro Martinez Escobedo, aka “The Fabiruchis” who had taken the lead of Los Zetas in the area after Gerardo Valdez War, aka “The War”, was killed in a clash military personnel the first of March.