Eight hit men were killed in a shootout with scores of soldiers in a mountainous area of northern Mexico, after gunfights virtually shut down a city on the Texas border.[…]
According to this report, the army surprised the hitmen, who had terrorized locals, late on Wednesday.
Newmax reports that the social media site Facebook was used by authorities in Nuevo Laredo to warn residents to stay indoors during the gun battles.
Gangs used stolen cars and buses to block several main avenues in the city across from Laredo, Texas. Several residents called local newspapers to report thefts.