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Chaos follows fatal gun battle with soldiers in Reynosa

August 16th 2012   ·   0 Comments

Gunfire and blockades brought busy streets to standstill south of the border in Reynosa where four gunmen were killed in a shootout with Mexican soldiers.

Mexico’s Ministry of National Defense (SEDENA) is confirming that the deadly firefight took place in the Fraccionamiento Sante Fe on the city’s southside around 12:30 p.m. Tuesday.

SEDENA officials reported that four gunmen were killed in the shootout where soldiers seized guns, ammunition and one vehicle.

Residents turned to social media outlets such as Twitter and Facebook to report that gunmen created blockades and unleashed tire spikes at different parts of the city.

Among the areas affected were the busy shopping centers off Boulevard Hidalgo and major roadways such as the highways to San Fernando and Matamoros.

Many residents reported a drug cartel leader was killed in the battle but SEDENA officials said the slain gunmen have not yet been identified.

SEDENA officials reported that the shootout remains under investigation.

A version of this column originally appeared in www.valleycentral.com.

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