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Three Mexican soldiers killed during gun battle with Zetas gunmen in Nuevo Laredo

January 13, 2017  |  Posted by: Francesca Falzarano
Three Mexican soldiers killed during gun battle with Zetas gunmen in Nuevo Laredo

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Three Mexican soldiers were killed, and three others were wounded during a battle in the border city of Nuevo Laredo, in the state of Tamaulipas, against sicarios or hitmen from the Los Zetas drug cartel. Their vehicle reportedly rolled during the altercation.

The soldiers were conducting routine patrols in the city when a team of shooters opened fire at them, which forced the troops to shoot back and begin a pursuit, Breitbart Texas reported.

The ambush occurred along one of the city’s main roads called Boulevard Colosio. Due to the death of the three Mexican soldiers and the additional injuries sustained by other military personnel, an army helicopter was dispatched to rush the troops to the hospital.

Mexican authorities are still on the hunt for the gunmen behind the attack. Nuevo Laredo is under the command of the Cartel Del Noreste (CDN) faction of the Los Zetas cartel, a criminal group known for its brutal and violent methods.

The CDN are accused in the recent attack and murder of the regional leader of the Tamaulipas Attorney General’s Office and three other law enforcement officials.

As JammedUp News reported, CDN gunmen gunned down Ricardo Martinez-Chavez, the new regional head of the Tamaulipas Attorney General’s office, and three other state officials in an ambush last week in Nuevo Laredo.

Elsewhere in Tamaulipas, state police killed three purported Gulf cartel gunmen during a rolling a shootout in Matamoros on Wednesday.

Law enforcement officials said the incident occurred after authorities launched an operation targeting top leaders of the Gulf cartel, which resulted in sporadic shootouts and narco blockades that transpired throughout the day.

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