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Video: Women forced to take cover on bus during cartel battle in Mexican border city of Reynosa

February 14, 2018  |  Posted by: Francesca Falzarano
Video: Women forced to take cover on bus during cartel battle in Mexican border city of Reynosa

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Rival gangs of the Gulf Cartel once again engaged in fierce firefights and spread terror throughout the border city of Reynosa, in the Mexican state of Tamaulipas.

The most recent violence comes after the recent death of a key leader.

The violence started when rival groups of the Gulf Cartel met in the Ramon Perez area of this border city to extend a truce but instead erupted into a shootout, Breitbart Texas reported.

Citizen reporters in Reynosa used their phones to film the barrages of automatic gunfire and grenade blasts.

One of the videos reveals the moment that a group of panicked women on a public bus hid as they waited for the next blast.

Similar scenes are typical in Reynosa, where the Gulf Cartel has been engulfed in war since 2010.

For over 40 minutes, rival cartel members walked the city streets spraying gunfire.

When Tamaulipas state officers, Mexican Marines, and the Mexican Army arrived, the gunmen escaped. Authorities told Breitbart Texas that one person was wounded and they seized seven abandoned cars used by the gunmen.

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