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Two cartel gunmen, Two kidnapping victims killed near Texas border: Graphic

December 13, 2016  |  Posted by: Francesca Falzarano
Two cartel gunmen, Two kidnapping victims killed near Texas border: Graphic

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Authorities in Mexico killed two armed cartel members during an armed  confrontation in the rural community of San Fernando in Tamaulipas, near the Texas border. Following the altercations, authorities discovered two kidnapping victims inside of the trunk of two cars.

The shootout occurred when a convoy of state police officers were patrolling various dirt roads in the community. The convoy noticed two small vehicles and a pickup truck with gunmen that began to open fire on the officers, according to Breitbart Texas.

During the gunfight, two gunmen were killed while the remaining men managed to flee in their pickup truck. At the scene, authorities also discovered two kidnapping victims stuffed inside the trunks of two small cars.

One victim was already dead, and the other one was immediately rushed to the hospital but died while en route.

The two men who were kidnapped were both blindfolded, bound, and exhibited signs of torture.

The man that was discovered dead has been identified as Francisco Javier Martinez de la Rosa.

He suffered a bullet wound to his head; however, it is not clear if the cartel gunmen murdered him or if the bullet wound was accidental during the shootout.

The other victim was a local used car salesman, Angel Abel Gomez was discovered in the trunk of a Volkswagen Jetta with gunshot wounds and died on the way to the hospital.

The municipality of San Fernando, which is located just 85 miles from the Texas border has recently seen a spike in abductions of rival cartel members and other local businesspeople who may have links to one of the various groups of the Los Zetas cartel, which are engulfed in a turf war over control of vital drug trafficking along the region.

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