Teen killed during attack of American family in Mexico

FILE PHOTO: The Rio Grande flows under the Brownsville & Matamoros International Bridge near Brownsville, Texas. A family who traveled to Mexico to visit relatives for the holidays were attacked as they drove back to the U.S. A 13-year-old was killed.

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FILE PHOTO: The Rio Grande flows under the Brownsville & Matamoros International Bridge near Brownsville, Texas. A family who traveled to Mexico to visit relatives for the holidays were attacked as they drove back to the U.S. A 13-year-old was killed.

A family’s holiday visit to Mexico has left a 13-year-old dead and three others wounded.

The family, whose names have not been released, was driving an SUV with Oklahoma license plates, The Associated Press reported.

They were returning from the Mexican state of San Luis Potosi to visit relatives when they were attacked in Tamaulipas, south of Texas.

The 13-year-old was an American citizen and the parents were permanent residents of the U.S., the AP reported.

The highway on which the family was attacked is a high-risk region that is under dispute of multiple drug cartels, according to the AP.

The U.S. State Department has issued warnings not to travel to Tamaulipas state, among other areas of Mexico, due to crime and kidnapping.

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