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22 February 2024

Gunmen attack television station in northern Mexico; no injuries reported


Gunmen have attacked a television station in the northern Mexican city of Monterrey, spraying the building with bullets and tossing a hand grenade. No injuries have been reported.

Televisa Monterrey TV station director Francisco Cobo says gunmen wearing ski masks and travelling in two pickup trucks arrived at the station late on Tuesday and opened fire as the nightly newscast was being broadcast.

Cobo told the daily El Universal newspaper that the gunmen also left a message outside the station that read, “Stop transmitting only about us, also transmit about the narco-officials. This is a warning.”

The attack is the latest in a string of assaults against journalists as drug cartels battle over turf.