Nuevo Laredo attacks
In the border city of Nuevo Laredo, a series of shootouts Friday prompted the U.S. Consulate to warn U.S. citizens in the city to remain indoors. The consulate said drug traffickers were putting up roadblocks in at least one major avenue and were carjacking vehicles.
“We have received credible reports of widespread violence occurring now between narcotics trafficking organizations and the Mexican army in Nuevo Laredo. We have credible reports of grenades being used,” the consulate said. “We advise all U.S. citizens in Nuevo Laredo to remain indoors until the security situation improves.”