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Several injured when gunmen opened fire on a convoy in the Mexican border town

At least three people were injured when a convoy of vehicles entering Mexico from the US was attacked by armed civilians early Saturday, Mexican authorities said.

The Tamaulipas State Security Department said the attack took place at the Roma-Ciudad Miguel Alemán International Bridge that spans the Rio Grande and connects the city of Miguel Aleman to Roma, Texas.

Mexico’s National Migration Institute said in a news release that 20 people traveled in the convoy — 16 Mexican nationals and four U.S. citizens — in two trucks, a van and a pickup.

One woman was shot in the back, the agency said, while a man suffered a gunshot wound to the leg and a second man was shot in the finger. Their circumstances were unclear.

The Tamaulipas State Security Department and the National Migration Institute have issued conflicting statements on whether any of the injured were U.S. citizens.

The wounded were taken to the international bridge and handed over to U.S. authorities, Tamaulipas state security spokesman Jorge Cuéllar said.

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There has been a wave of violence in Tamaulipas in recent months, prompting federal authorities to send hundreds of soldiers to reinforce security patrols in the border towns of San Fernando, Reynosa and Matamoros, where cells of the Gulf Cartel and other criminal organizations are located. operate.

On March 3, four U.S. citizens who had crossed into Mexico from Texas were there kidnapped by armed men in Matamoros. Two were later found dead and two were rescued. Several suspects, including members of the infamous Gulf drug cartel, have since done so arrested in the case.

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