Thursday 23 November 2017

Police station bombed in Mexican drugs war

Investigators said yesterday there was an explosive device aboard a car that blew up outside police headquarters in the Mexican state of Tamaulipas, the second car-bomb attack against law enforcement in less than a month.

No one was hurt by Thursday's blast but two police vehicles were damaged.

Also yesterday, authorities in the state of Sinaloa announced the discovery of nine bodies, four of which were decapitated, in a clandestine grave believed to be linked to drug gangs.

Meanwhile, the Mexican navy reported that four suspected gunmen for the Zetas drug gang were killed in a clash with marines in Tamaulipas on Thursday.

Nine assault rifles and three grenades were seized at the scene, the navy said.

Irish Independent

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