April 1, 2010
- A d v e r t i s e m e n t
Drug gangs in Mexico have attacked two army bases in a serious escalation in the country’s drug war.
Eighteen gang members died in the ensuing gun battles, in which gunmen attacked in force in bulletproof vehicles, using hand grenades and assault rifles.
The attempts to blockade soldiers inside their bases were part of seven attacks across two northern border states of Tamaulipas and Nuevo Leon – areas that have seen escalating violence in recent months.