At least eight cartel gunmen died in a fierce weekend shootout miles from the border with Texas. The fighting left several burned-out armored vehicles.
The fighting took place Friday evening and into Saturday morning on a collection of ranches near the border city of Camargo, just south of Rio Grande City, Texas. Locals revealed to Breitbart Texas they called Mexican authorities but no one arrived to help until the next morning when the gunmen had left. Gunmen from the Cartel Del Noreste faction of Los Zetas clashed with the Gulf Cartel in makeshift armored vehicles known as “monstruos” or monsters.
Despite the intensity of the fighting, neither military officials nor Tamaulipas state officials revealed any information about the violence. Breitbart Texas consulted with federal law enforcement sources in Mexico City who say eight gunmen died and that the case was under investigation. Eight armored vehicles were left partially incinerated