A convoy of vehicles crossing into Mexico from the U.S. was attacked by gunmen on Saturday, resulting in three people being wounded, including American citizens. The incident occurred on the international bridge connecting the town of Miguel Aleman in Mexico with Roma, Texas. Initially, the Tamaulipas state security department reported nine people wounded, but later clarified that three had gunshot wounds while the remaining six suffered panic attacks.
According to a state official who spoke on condition of anonymity, the injured individuals included both Mexicans and Mexican-Americans. They were taken to the international bridge and handed over to U.S. authorities. The wounded were part of a group of at least 20 people traveling to central Mexico. Upon entering Miguel Aleman from Texas, their convoy was struck by an artisanal armored truck commonly used by cartels, followed by gunfire. The attackers quickly fled the scene.
Tamaulipas has experienced a surge in violence in recent months, prompting federal authorities to deploy hundreds of soldiers to reinforce security patrols in border cities such as San Fernando, Reynosa, and Matamoros. These areas are known for the presence of criminal organizations, including the Gulf Cartel.
The investigation into the attack is ongoing, and authorities are working to identify the perpetrators and determine their motives.