Yaqui for Borderland Beat from: Zeta y Debate
Northeast Cartel Hitmen kill one military soldier; six alleged criminals were killed in shootout.
After an armed aggression of alleged members of the Northeast Cartel who killed an element of the Mexican Army, on Thursday afternoon, military killed six possible hit men after a persecution in Nuevo Laredo, Tamaulipas.
The attack on a group of soldiers occurred on Second Ring Peripheral Avenue, in the Villas de San Miguel neighborhood, when it was on patrol to inhibit the actions of criminal groups on this border. In addition to the deceased military soldier, three other military elements were hit by the bullets and their status was reported as delicate, but stable.
The military carried out a persecution of the armed civilians who traveled aboard pick-up trucks in different directions of the city, registering at least two more clashes.
The State Coordination Group for Peacebuilding confirmed through a statement that the members of the Army killed six people, who apparently were from the group of aggressors. Also an innocent civilian passerby was injured.
The deceased wore desert clothing and camouflage footwear, with high-power vehicles and weapons being insured.
Initially it was published that the assault could have occurred in retaliation for the operation of transferring 74 people deprived of the freedom from the Nuevo Laredo prison to other federal prisons; however, the Coordination Group noted that the violent events this afternoon are not related to the transfer.
According to citizens, they reported on social networks that the shooting lasted at least half an hour, minutes that were eternal and frightening for people in the risk zone.
A video where multiple detonations are heard circulates in social networks, in another one you can see how the students are thrown to the ground by the teacher’s instructions and ask them to calm down.
One video has the heartbreaking images of young
students on the floor underneath their desks with
pencils still in hand with the sound of gunfire outside their school room. The teacher’s voice is
muffled while he tries to keep the children calm.
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