Sunday, May 09, 2010

Police Chief, 5 Others Slain in Border State

A municipal police chief and five other people died in three violent incidents in the northeastern Mexican state of Tamaulipas, authorities said Friday. The state’s public information office said the chief of police in the rural community of Barbosa and a person accompanying him were fatally shot Thursday night by unknown assailants. Authorities did not reveal the identities of the victims nor the circumstances surrounding their deaths. In the city of Reynosa, which borders McAllen, Texas, a man with gunshot wounds who had been left outside a hospital died while receiving medical treatment. In Rio Bravo, another border town, a clash between military personnel and gunmen left three civilians dead, Mexico’s defense department said...more

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