Friday, January 05, 2007

Mexicans Attack and Overrun National Guard Unit

A group of gunmen attacked a National Guard unit stationed along the border in Arizona in an area noted for drug smuggling. Not being allowed to return fire by their rules of engagement, the Guardsmen were forced to retreat.

From the NBC Phoenix affiliate, 12News:
The Border Patrol will not say whether shots were fired. However, no Guardsmen were injured in the incident.

The Border Patrol says the incident occurred somewhere along the 120 mile section of the border between Nogales and Lukeville. The area is known as a drug corridor. Last year, 124-thousand pounds of illegal drugs were confiscated in this area.

The Border patrol says the attackers quickly retreated back into Mexico.
Fences? We don't need no stinkin' fences!