TV sta­tion hit by car bomb in drug war

The Scotsman - - International - rOBIN EM­MOtt IN Mex­ICO CIty

A cAr bomb ex­ploded out­side the stu­dios of a Mex­i­can tele­vi­sion broad­caster early yes­ter­day, days af­ter marines found the bod­ies of 72 peo­ple gunned down in the coun­try’s es­ca­lat­ing war with pow­er­ful drug car­tels.

the bomb, the sec­ond planted in a ve­hi­cle this month in the city of ciudad Vic­to­ria near the Gulf of Mex­ico and the third in Mex­ico since late July, caused no ca­su­al­ties but dam­aged build­ings.

It came the same day as au­thor­i­ties dis­cov­ered the body of a po­lice of­fi­cer who was in­ves­ti­gat­ing the im­mi­grant mas­sacre, which has been linked to Mex­ico’s drug war.

Fri­day’s ex­plo­sion, ap­par­ently part of a grow­ing cam­paign of in­tim­i­da­tion against the me­dia in Mex­ico, left lit­tle more than the car’s en­gine and front chas­sis near the stu­dio of broad­caster tele­visa in the cap­i­tal of ta­mauli­pas state, about 220 miles south of the texas border.

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