MCALLEN, Texas – The Mexican military killed four gunmen in two separate shootouts near the Texas border and managed to seize .50 caliber rifles, two belt-fed machine guns and three assault rifles.
Both shootouts took place in the Mexican border city of Rio Bravo which is just south of Donna, Texas, information provided to Breitbart Texas by the Tamaulipas government revealed.
In the first shootout, a military convoy was conducting routine patrols in the Los Fresnos neighborhood when the occupants of a light blue Pontiac Grand Prix began firing at the convoy. The soldiers fought of the attack killing one of the gunmen who was only identified as a man between 25 and 30-years old, the other gunmen were able to get away. In the second shootout, another military convoy was patrolling the rural town of Portes Gil just outside of Rio Bravo, Texas, when a group of gunmen in Jeep Cherokee began firing at the convoy as they tried to get away. The soldiers fought back killing the three gunmen in the vehicle.
Since the beginning of February, two factions of the Gulf Cartel went to war turning various cities along the Texas border into a war zone. The war has led to large scale gun battles between cartel members as well as with Mexican authorities.