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An explosion and drug cartel violence rocking a Mexican border city fourteen.
Heavy lifting body found stuffed in a vehicle nine more discovered.
Hanging from a bridge in this city of Nuevo Laredo that less than three miles.
From the Texas border Katie -- of live -- in Los Angeles.
With more on this developing story Kate Kate.
-- -- a lot of graphic details we just want to warn you a total of 23 people dead and that is just in the last 24 hours fourteen of the victims were decapitated.
Their heads were placed in a cooler and left at City Hall in no -- able radio that is a Mexican border town just a stone's throw away from Laredo Texas and roughly a 160 miles south of San Antonio.
Hours before nine other victims discovered hanging from a bridge overpass.
Four of them were women sadly it is becoming all too common of -- scene throughout parts of that country especially in Nuevo Laredo where there has been an increase in violence recently following a renewed turf war between the -- powerful drug cartels but those same gangs are also fighting for trafficking routes south of that spot.
Down near Veracruz you can see on this map that is right on the Gulf of Mexico Veracruz a major port city -- crucial place for drugs to be shipped out.
It is the same spot where last fall a lot of people remember 35.
Bodies were dumped on -- main highway or right in the middle of rush hour but earlier this week the bodies of three journalists were discovered -- wrapped in plastic bags on the side of the road in a drainage ditch the fourth victim one of the journalists girlfriends.
There funerals held by yesterday in Mexico City and now fellow members of the press on high alert Mexico is one of the most dangerous places in the world.
For journalists in Veracruz alone at least seven have been killed in recent months one happening less than a week ago when a magazine reporter was found beaten and strangled obviously in light of all of this news the US State Department has issued numerous travel alerts to American citizens traveling into parts of Mexico where -- drug related cartel violence have claimed the lives of more than 50000.
People -- -- In just the last five years.
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