Armed men open fire on newspaper office in Mexico
Saturday 12 May 2012
An official in northern Mexico says a group of gunmen have opened fire on a newspaper building in the border city of Nuevo Laredo.
Tamaulipas state Interior Secretary Morelos Canseco says no one was injured in the 5-minute-long attack at El Manana daily but the structure and some vehicles were damaged when the bullets impacted from outside.
Canseco did not say whether the newspaper was the target of the shooting Friday night. Its offices however occupy more than half a block with no adjacent buildings in the city right across Laredo, Texas.
The media in Mexico have come under attack as drug cartels wage a war to control smuggling corridors into the United States. Last week, three photojournalists who covered the crime beat were slain in the neighboring state of Veracruz.
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