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Three injured in gunman attack on motorcade near Mexico-US border

Attack on a convoy of Mexicans and Americans in the state of Tamaulipas, near the border of of Mexico with the US gunmen opened fire on Saturday, injuring three people.

The attack took place at the time when the motorcade was crossing the Roma Bridge in the town of Miguel Alemanaccording to a statement from the National Migration Institute (INM) of Mexico. A total of 16 Mexicans and four Americans were on board the two trucks, which had started their journey from the USclarified the INM, which condemned the attack.

The injured are all Mexicans. It’s about a woman who was shot twice in the back, a 62-year-old man who was shot in the leg and a 70-year-old man who was slightly injured in the arm.

The four Americans traveling on the mission, three from Dallas and one from Atlanta, were two adults (ages 23 and 21) and two children (ages 14 and 19 months). None of them were injured, says the INM announcement.

A US government official told the Reuters news agency that border guards in Texas allowed entry to Mexican ambulances carrying seven people who had been shot by gunmen. All of them were taken to a nearby hospital, he added.

The authorities of the Mexican state of Tamaulipas said in a post on the X platform (formerly Twitter) that six people hospitalized with ‘nervous shock’ in addition to the three wounded by bullets.

Tamaulipas is plagued by drug-trafficking gangs and illegal immigrants.

Last March, four Americans were kidnapped by gunmen in this Mexican state. Two of them were later found dead, while the other two were released by their captors.

Source: News Beast

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