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4 Americans kidnapped in Mexaco   Mexico/Cent. Amer./Caribbean

Started Mar-7 by Shrinking Shorty (TOILETHEA1); 135 views.

What we know about the Americans kidnapped in Mexico

Four U.S. citizens were kidnapped in a brazen attack carried out by multiple gunmen in the northern Mexico border city of Matamoros, the FBI said. 

U.S. officials confirmed on Monday that a Mexican citizen was killed in the incident.

The Americans traveled to Matamoros, in Tamaulipas state, across from Brownsville, Texas, on Friday in a white minivan with North Carolina license plates.

The FBI San Antonio Division office said in a statement Sunday that the vehicle came under fire shortly after it entered Mexico.

"All four Americans were placed in a vehicle and taken from the scene by armed men," the office said.

The FBI is now offering a $50,000 reward for the return of the victims and the arrest of the culprits.

Here is what we know so far about the case.

What footage and photos from the scene show

A video posted on Twitter on Friday appears to show the moment the Americans were kidnapped, CBS News correspondent Christina Ruffini reports.

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