Mexican authorities say they have discovered the bodies of two Americans who were kidnapped Friday in the city of Matamoros and recovered two hostages alive.
Mexican President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador said the Americans got caught up in a dispute between armed groups and were not believed to be targeted. During a press conference Tuesday, Obrador played a phone call with Tamaulipas Gov. Americo Villarreal Anaya, who said emergency services were caring for the survivors.
The four Americans were discovered at a location believed to be a medical clinic in the city of Matamoros, across the border from Brownsville, Texas, and that one of the survivors is injured, a U.S. official told CNN.
“Derived from the joint search actions, the four American citizens deprived of their liberty last Friday were found,” Tamaulipas Attorney General Irving Barrios wrote on Twitter. “Unfortunately, two dead. Investigation and intelligence work continue to capture those responsible. Details will be given later.”
U.S. Secretary General Merrick Garland confirmed that two Americans had died and one other was injured in the Friday attack.
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