The FBI said on Sunday it was searching with Mexican authorities for an American missing since Friday’s violent kidnapping.
CIUDAD DE MÉXICO, CDMX — 2 of 4 Americans kidnapped in mexico last week Two others were found alive and one injured, a Mexican official said Tuesday when their van was caught in a shootout.
Tamaulipas Governor Americo Villarreal did not provide details on the extent of the injuries of the injured, but said, “Ambulances and remaining security personnel are currently helping to respond.” The governor did not share additional details about how or where they were found.
The FBI said on Sunday it was searching with Mexican authorities for the missing American who was kidnapped on Friday. relatives of one of them On Monday, traveling from South Carolina together, one of them said he was able to get a tummy tuck from a doctor in the border city of Matamoros, across from Brownsville, Texas.
Shortly after entering Mexico, they were caught in the middle of a feud between rival cartel groups in the city. A video showed them being loaded into the back of a pickup truck by gunmen.Mexican officials said a Mexican woman was also killed in a shootout on Friday.
Villarreal confirmed the deaths by phone during a morning press conference with Mexican President Andrés Manuel López Obrador, and said details about the four Americans abducted had been confirmed by prosecutors.
Obrador complained about American media reports of missing Americans, accusing them of sensationalism. is not.”
“It’s very disappointing. They (the U.S. government) have the same right to protest as they do,” he said. “I am really sorry that this happened in our country.”
The shootings demonstrate the terrorism that has been widespread in Matamoros for years. Matamoros is a city ruled by powerful Gulf drug cartel factions, often fighting among themselves. Amidst the violence, thousands of Mexicans have gone missing in Tamaulipas alone.
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