TEHRAN, June 20 (MNA) – Law enforcement officials say gunmen aboard a number of vehicles have staged attacks in several neighborhoods in the Mexican border city of Reynosa, local media have reported.
Local law enforcement said that gunmen aboard a number of vehicles staged attacks in several neighborhoods in the Mexican border city of Reynosa on Saturday, and at least 15 people died in clashes that caused widespread panic, the Mexican Tamaulipas state agency was quoted by US ABC News as reporting.
The report quoted the security forces saying in a statement that the attacks began in the early afternoon in several neighborhoods in the eastern part of the city, which borders McAllen, Texas.
The agency said one person died during an attack on police near a border bridge, but it was not clear if the others were shot in random attacks or were targeted.
The shootings mobilized the army, National Guard, state police and other agencies.
Authorities said they detained a person who had two women, apparently kidnapped, in the trunk of his car, and said they seized three vehicles.
Reynosa Mayor Maki Esther Ortiz Domínguez sent a tweet demanding the attack be clarified and that the citizenry be protected.
The area's criminal activity has long been dominated by the Gulf Cartel.