U.S. Department of State mentions Mexico’s Nogales, Sonora, twice in travel alert

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The border city of Nogales, Sonora, is mentioned twice in the U.S. Department of State’s updated travel alert for Mexico.

The new alert, issued late Monday, mentions Nogales as one of the cities in northern Mexico where large firefights have taken place.

“Some recent Mexican army and police confrontations with drug cartels have resembled small-unit combat, with cartels employing automatic weapons and grenades,” the alert says.

“Large firefights have taken place in towns and cities across Mexico but occur mostly in northern Mexico, including Ciudad Juarez, Tijuana, Chihuahua City, Nogales, Matamoros, Reynosa and Monterrey.

“During some of these incidents, U.S. citizens have been trapped and temporarily prevented from leaving the area.”

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