Saturday, August 28, 2010
CIUDAD VICTORIA, Mexico (Reuters) – Two car bombs exploded in northern Mexico early on Friday, days after marines found the bodies of 72 people gunned down in the country’s escalating war with powerful drug cartels.
The blasts, the second and third modest-sized bombs planted in a vehicle this month in Ciudad Victoria, the capital of the northern Gulf state of Tamaulipas, and the fourth in Mexico since late July, caused no casualties but damaged buildings.
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The attacks came the same day officials discovered the body of a police officer investigating the massacre of dozens of migrants in the latest attack linked to Mexico’s drug war.
“I’m told of the explosion of two car bombs here in the state, one in the offices of local traffic police and the other in the installations of Televisa,” Tamaulipas Governor Eugenio Hernandez told local radio, referring to Mexico’s top broadcaster.
This article was posted: Saturday, August 28, 2010 at 3:58 am