MEXICO CITY (April 7, 2014) A series of clashes among criminals in Mexico's Tamaulipas state left 14 dead near the Texas border, authorities said.
The state's coordinating group of state and federal law enforcement says the confrontations happened throughout the day Sunday in Madero and Tampico.
Officials did not say whether the same criminal groups were involved in all the clashes.
Tamaulipas, one of Mexico's most violent states, has been hit by infighting in the once dominant Gulf Cartel, which has also come under attack from its rival, the Zetas.
Authorities say four people were killed in separate shootouts in Madero.
Two more bodies were found separately.
Six people died in a shootout in Tampico.
Two more were found shot to death in other locations, one inside an ice cream store.