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Blasts knock Mexico TV station off air


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MEXIXO CITY – At least two car bombs exploded yesterday near the television studios of Televisa in Ciudad Victoria, the capital of Tamaulipas state in northeastern Mexico, the station and the government-run news service reported.One blast occurred outside the TV station, while the second happened next to the municipal transit service offices, said the state-run Notimex news agency.No fatalities or injuries were reported, said Televisa, a CNN affiliate. The nearly simultaneous blasts occurred shortly after midnight.The explosion in front of Televisa damaged the building and knocked out power on the block, the station said. The station also was knocked off the air locally, Televisa said.Tamaulipas is the state where authorities discovered 72 bodies this week on a ranch believed to be used by narcotraffickers.Authorities are investigating whether the 58 men and 14 women, who were migrants from Central and South America, were killed by the Zetas cartel.Televisa previously came under attack on August 15 when a grenade damaged apartments near the TV station’s office in the city of Monterrey in neighbouring Nuevo Leon state. There were no reports of injuries in that attack.A similar attack occurred the previous day, when a grenade was launched against the Televisa offices in the city of Matamoros, in Tamaulipas. The building was damaged but there were no reports of injuries.Tamaulipas and Nuevo Leon have become a bloody battleground between drug cartels. (AP)

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