The death toll is at least 21 after suspected Mexican cartel attacked near the United States border.
Initial reports overnight indicated that at least 14 people died during the running gun battles. A statement by the Mexican government revealed that 7 more gunmen died in a clash in Nuevo Leon as authorities continue a manhunt for the gunmen.
More than a dozen armored trucks filled with Los Zetas cartel gunmen rolled into a small rural town in the border state of Coahuila. The gunmen spread terror as they attacked the city hall building. The incursion turned into a fierce shootout. https://t.co/Z0Us7IE8Xa pic.twitter.com/CkHapuwkFW
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The violence began on Saturday morning. More than a dozen armored trucks, some with machine guns mounted on top, left the border city of Nuevo Laredo, Tamaulipas driving towards the state of Coahuila. The gunmen are members of a faction of Los Zetas called Cartel Del Noreste. Law enforcement sources consulted by Breitbart Texas revealed the gunmen took a rural dirt road known as Brecha Santa Monica that led them to the town of Villa Union.
Once in the town, the gunmen drove to the plaza square where they fired several machine guns at the city hall building in a brazen attack that spread terror among local residents. During their attack, several municipal police officers from Villa Union tried to fight off the attackers, however, the gunmen pushed them back and torched several police vehicles. More
After the gunbattle was over the governor of Coahuila and the mayor of Piedras Negras toured the area of the attack, talking with residents and local news.
El gobernador de coahuila y el alcalde de piedras negras recorren la zona del enfrentamiento entre sicarios del Cártel Del noreste y elementos del ejército mexicano y policías estatales de coahuila. pic.twitter.com/L1wEo1VJxd
— La Voz Del Pueblo (Oficial) (@LPueblo2) December 1, 2019
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