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Marina Blackhawk shot up in Nuevo Laredo: Six dead

Posted: 06 Jul 2015 02:32 PM PDT

Translated by Otis B Fly-Wheel for Borderland Beat from a Proceso article

[ Subject Matter: Marina, Black Hawk Helicopter, Nuevo Laredo
Recommendation: No prior subject matter knowledge required]

Reporter: Proceso Redaction
Six people were killed after attacking a Black Hawk helicopter belonging to the Mexican Marina (Semar), informed the Federal Government.

During a press conference Semar detailed that the helicopter was patrolling the south of Nuevo Laredo, Tamaulipas, where they were attacked and repelled the aggression killing six civilians.

The helicopter received six bullet impacts, but none of the three crew were injured. The attack on the Semar helicopter occurred on Sunday night 70 kilometres to the south of the city of Nuevo Laredo, in the waste land zone "El Cuatro", when the helicopter crew saw a group of armed men, who opened fire on the helicopter with rifles, hitting the Black Hawk helicopter in flight.

Picture from Zetatijuana showing location of bullet impacts on Helicopter

Semar explained that they carried out the aero operation to surveil a breach into the areas of Sabinas Hidalgo, Nuevo Leon and Nuevo Guerrero, Tamaulipas, to locate the criminal organization known in their data base.

The group of armed men commenced firing as soon as they noticed the presence of elements of Semar, according to the crew, they fired some warning shots, but they were ignored so they repelled the aggression and killed six people.

Semar informs that they confiscated four vehicles and six firearms for exclusive use by the armed forces.

"All of the dead people were known to both the PGR and the PGJE, some of them from the State of Tamaulipas, in order to attest to the facts", added the statement.

Original article in Spanish at Proceso

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