Convoy of gunmen attack Reynosa prison

Three inmates at a Reynosa prison are dead following a Friday evening attack by armed men.

The Tamaulipas Ministry of Public Safety (SSP) reported that gunmen tried to seize the "Centro de Ejecucin de Sanciones" or CEDES prison around 7 p.m. Friday.

The SSP reported that a convoy of 10 SUVs pulled up to the prison and that armed men exchanged gunfire with prison guards.

Authorities reported that three prisoners were killed in the incident.

The SSP reported that authorities were able to repel their attackers and restore order to the prison.

A motive in the attack was not revealed.

The identities of the three killed in the attack was not released but authorities said the case remains under investigaiton by state officials.

The attack follows eight days after 41 inmates escaped at another state prison in Matamoros.