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Border Patrol agents were fired upon early Friday morning, the agency reported

Agents from the Rio Grande City Station Marine Unit were patrolling near the town of Fronton when the shots came from the Mexican side of the Rio Grande, according to the agency.

A U.S. Customs and Border Patrol boat heads south in the Rio Grande River between Hidalgo and Los Ebanos in Hidalgo County, TX on routine patrol August 25, 2007.  Texas lawmen engaged Mexican drug smugglers in a border gunbattle on June 9, 2011.

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