MONTERREY, Mexico — Assailants opened fire on the U.S. consulate in the northern Mexican city of Monterrey, a Mexican official said.
Nobody was injured in Sunday's shooting. Shell casings were found outside the consulate, but there were no witnesses to the attack and no one was in custody, said a spokeswoman for the Attorney General's office who was not authorized by the government to give her name.
The spokeswoman had no further details.
Mexican media reported that one man opened fire on the consulate and another man threw a grenade that failed to explode. El Universal newspaper, citing a U.S. Embassy statement, said the attack happened before dawn Sunday. The newspaper said the consulate planned to increase security, including new surveillance and monitoring equipment.
Embassy officials could not be reached for comment early Monday.
Also Sunday, two grenades were thrown at the state Public Safety office in the western city of Guadalajara. Genaro Pacheco, the Public Safety spokesman, said the explosion injured two civilians outside the offices but guards inside were unharmed.
The explosion shattered windows of the office, a taco stand, furniture store across the street and an empty passenger bus. It is not clear who the assailants were yet, but due to the current drug war going on, that may be the source of the attacks.
It was the second grenade attack against the Public Safety office in less than six months. The first attack killed a policeman and injured another in June. Four former soldiers were arrested in the June attack.
Attacks are on the rise in Mexico as the drug war rages on. Some even compare living in San Diego to living next to Pakistan, with all the escalating violence.
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Location: Monterrey, Nuevo Leon, Mexico (load item map)
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