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An attack against the Chief of Security of Mexico City left three dead and several wounded

The Secretary of Security of Mexico City Omar García Harfuch was the victim of a attempt on Friday, at the hands of a group armed with rifles and grenades. The attack, which left three people dead, was attributed by the official himself to one of the main groups of drug traffickers from the country.

The mayor Claudia Sheinbaum He reported at a press conference that the coup occurred around 6:30 in the morning. The attackers crossed a truck on an avenue to block the passage of the truck in which García Harfuch was traveling, and opened fire from there.

As detailed by the local Police in a statement, the shooting that broke out between the armed group and the custodians of the official took place on the avenue Paseo de la Reforma in Mexico City, an area of ​​large residential houses surrounded by walls and several embassies. Two escorts and a woman who circulated in the area they died as a consequence of the shooting.

The attack left three people dead: two custodians and a woman who was passing through the area. (Photo: Reuter).

Within a few hours, through a message in Twitter, García Harfuch himself attributed the attack to Jalisco New Generation Poster, one of the main drug traffickers operating in the country. “We were cowardly attacked by the CJNG, two companions and friends mine lost my life, I have three bullet wounds and several shards, “he explained.

“Our Nation must continue to face the coward organized crime. We will continue working, “he added in the same publication.

The investigation is in charge of the Attorney General’s Office, and so far there are 12 persons detained.

For his part, the president Andrés Manuel López Obrador He expressed his support and solidarity with Sheinbaum and the city’s public security forces. He pointed out to the media that the attack “undoubtedly has to do with the work that the official is carrying out to guarantee the peace and quiet “.


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