Friday, April 22, 2011

Zetas go on a rampage in Miguel Aleman

A convoy of armed gunmen allegedly belonging to the Zetas razed the city shooting at, vandalizing and torching the headquarters of the Tamaulipas State Police, the local transit police headquarters and nearly a dozen buildings, authorities said. The attack left one civilian and several gunmen dead. Miguel Aleman is across the Rio Grande from Roma. The attack began about 5:15 a.m. Thursday and continued until 7:30 a.m., when the Mexican military was able to run the gunmen out of town, said a law enforcement official who asked not to be named for security reasons. As soon as the gunmen arrived in town, they began shooting at the law enforcement headquarters and shot at the buildings and patrol cars as well as causing other damage. The group then went around town shooting at and setting fire to a number of high-profile buildings along the city’s main avenue, including the Ford and Nissan dealerships, an Auto Zone store, a Stripes convenience store, a large furniture store and a used car lot. During the rampage, one employee of the local Coca-Cola Co. bottling plant was killed as he drove to work...more

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