shootings near border
Violence blamed on drug cartels continued as the Mexican army reported that seven gunmen and one soldier have died this week in gunbattles in two cities bordering Texas.
According to army statements, the first shootout killed a soldier in Reynosa on Sunday. Four gunmen died Tuesday in the same city, and another three were killed in Nuevo Laredo.
The army also said Wednesday that it’s investigating an altercation between soldiers and journalists covering Tuesday’s Nuevo Laredo shootout. A video posted online shows soldiers pushing two reporters. The army said it was trying to remove the journalists for their own safety.