The government of Tamaulipas confirmed the death of two alleged criminal leaders in the entity: "The Commander Toro" and Francisco "Pancho" Carreón Olvera.
The official government account added that they were key objectives and that the operatives will continue in the municipality and center of the state, and for that reason it was recommended to the citizens "to take precautions".
According to sources consulted by the Efe agency, elements of the Navy killed the criminal leaders.
Juan Manuel Loaiza Salinas, "El Comandante Toro", was considered the leader of the Gulf Cartel in Reynosa, Tamaulipas, and led the dispute of the region of Los Zetas. In March of the past year, an operative to obtain his capture left nine presumed delinquents dead in two different clashes.
Francisco "Pancho" Carreón is leader of Los Zetas in the Mante, Xicotencal and Llera regions. He was linked to two marines who in January were detained with weapons that they would sell to members of that criminal organization.
The spokesman of the Ministry of Public Security of Tamaulipas reported that "Commander Toro" died at dawn in a confrontation and that in an attempt to escape there were fires in the streets.
Meanwhile, "Pancho Carreón" passed away in another firefight near the road Llera, in Ciudad Victoria. Also in the early hours of this Saturday.
Hours earlier, the Reynosa government alerted its citizens to risky situations at various points and advised them to guard themselves and take precautions.
Through their social network account it was reported that the red and orange traffic lights were activated, although they did not specify what type of events were occurring.
Citizens reported on Twitter looting and blockades in the city. In shared images, cars are seen burning in the middle of the streets and the remains of convenience stores.
A dozen cars, vans and heavy vehicles were burned and used to block the main avenues of this city.
The strongest firefight between Navy and gunmen was registered at around 6 am, in front of the Attorney General's office, which lasted more than five minutes, the Spanish agency reported.
Also an image was spread in which supposedly is Loaiza Salinas in which appears a body with a bloody face.