Two Immigrations and Customs Enforcement agents were attacked in Mexico, leaving one dead and another injured. The two agents, assigned to the agency's Mexico City office, were between Mexico City to Monterey.
The agents were shot in what was described as a "rare" attack. According to a report on Foxnews.com, the agents had stopped at what appeared to be a military checkpoint, but the Mexican military denied that any checkpoints were in the area where the agents were attacked.
The agent who died was identified as Jaime Zapata, reportedly on loan to the Mexico City office from Laredo.
"Let me be clear: any act of violence against our ICE personnel -- or any DHS personnel -- is an attack against all those who serve our nation and put their lives at risk for our safety," Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano said.
In March, 2010, an employee of a U.S. Consulate in Mexico was killed in Ciudad Juarez, as was her husband and a Mexican tied to the consulate.