NUEVO LAREDO, Tamaulipas — Cartel gunmen and Mexican soldiers clashed throughout the streets of this border city for more than a day in a series of gun battles, spreading terror among local residents.
The violence began early in the morning when Mexican military forces carried out a series of raids aimed at capturing the leadership of the Los Zetas faction called Cartel Del Noreste.
The violence in Nuevo Laredo began over the weekend when a team of cartel gunmen shot and killed the warden of the local prison.
While a motive has not been established, the murder is likely tied to the recent transfer of inmates out of the city, law enforcement sources revealed.
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