By Associated Press March 4, 2023 at 2:36 am
One from * Clashes between armed groups left an unknown number dead and wounded in the Mexican state of Matamoros on Friday –border with Brownsville, Texass– and the authorities asked the crowd to remain in their seats while the troops marched through the order.
The Secretary of State of Tamaulipas Public Securitywhere Matamoros is located, in the extreme north of Mexico, it was immediately excluded when the military or the police participated in the shooting, after a group of five young people died a few days ago in a controversial incident in the city. Nuevo Laredo, bordering Laredo, Texas.
“There were two armed parties among the civilians at the same time, lamenting the loss of human life and injuries. It is corroborated by the accuracy of the cases”; the local SSP said through social media accounts.
“People are advised to stay at home so as not to expose their integrity”;he showed He also asked parents not to send their children to school in the afternoon. The SSP refused to indicate whether the protagonists of the clashes belong to criminal groups and only referred to them as “civilians”.
In the United States of America, after the consulate in the city, they announced their message to the citizens of the sharp shooting.
You can see the situation in the city published on social networks, in which it was possible to see how two bodies of armed men were dragged in the light surrounded by vehicles, partly waiting to continue their journey. others a deduction. I will not convert
Tamaulipas, Texas border A strong wave of violence is linked to organized crime and it is common for their zealots to take the dead after a battle.
The two main cartels of they are a region of bayswho has a fee in Matamoros Gulf Cartel (from the former Zetas) in Nuevo Laredo, 330 kilometers further west. But also many cells from each of these groups fighting each other.
According to the Secretary of Homeland Security, both the Army and Navy, the National Guard, the federal prosecutor’s office and state police have been increased. “Their presence throughout the entire urban area and surrounding areas to protect citizens.”
last weekend five young men were killed by the army in Nuevo Laredoin the still uncertain event that human rights organizations use excessive lethal force. The federal prosecutor’s office is investigating the matter.