April 10th, 2010
06:05 PM ET

Explosive thrown over fence of U.S. consulate in Mexico

An explosive device thrown over the fence of the U.S. consulate in Nuevo Laredo, Mexico, damaged windows but caused no injuries, the office said Saturday.

The explosion occurred late Friday and authorities are investigating, a statement from the consulate said.

No other details about the blast were provided.

The agency will be closed Monday and "will reopen when we are confident that we have adequate security to keep our visitors safe," the statement said.

The incident comes less than a month after three people connected to the U.S. consulate in Ciudad Juarez were shot to death.

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  1. HernandezUSA

    Mexican Citizens are declaring war on the U.S.

    How many more American people have to be hurt before our leaders admit we need to block the borders and protect the United States?

    April 10, 2010 at 9:56 pm | Report abuse |
  2. jack hawco

    time to close the borders and call in the army. quit the p.c. garbage and crackdown, deport all illegals or maybe make it impossible for them to work by requireing working papers like canada and most european countries. without a job, they will have no choice but leave. and so will alot of crime.

    April 10, 2010 at 10:48 pm | Report abuse |
  3. Shawn

    These drug cartels have declared war on the US. Time for the Mexican government to let our military roll in and do their jobs for them.

    April 11, 2010 at 2:52 am | Report abuse |
  4. dan

    Time to get the border closed down with Mexico,throw out the illegals.

    April 11, 2010 at 4:14 am | Report abuse |
  5. Frontlineguy

    Mexico is out of control. send in the military to fix this failed state that is full of corruption. Also no refugee status should be given to anyone from Mexico as it will bleed even more corruption over here. I live five miles from the U.S/ Mexico border its a mess down here. If the average American knew what It was like the would be calling the White House.

    April 11, 2010 at 4:43 am | Report abuse |
  6. Steven P

    Seal the border now. Treat this country as the enemy it is, and protect our men and women in the service of the State Department.

    April 11, 2010 at 6:39 am | Report abuse |
  7. Tyler

    They are such cowards. If we sent troops to Mexico like in Afghanistan and Iraq all of these warped human being would be finished. Unfortunately that would never happen. We would only go in as support for the Mexican military.

    April 11, 2010 at 8:57 pm | Report abuse |
  8. TBA

    If the drug lords want to play dirty then I say every drug dealer, every Mexican Gang banger, and all of those dirty drug smugglers we catch we kill.

    April 12, 2010 at 6:40 am | Report abuse |