Two Killed After Violent Clashes in Mexico

Two Killed After Violent Clashes in Mexico

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Two ‘armed civilians’ have been killed and five police officers injured in a violent confrontation in Michoacán, Mexico. The clashes took place on Saturday morning in the municipality of Gabriel Zamora in Michoacán. State forces stated they were attacked on the Uruapan-Lombadría highway. The identity of the armed civilians is still unknown. However, a source from the Michoacán Public Security Secretariat told Infobae that the attackers belonged to the Jalisco New Generation Cartel (CJNG). While CJNG does hold a large presence in Michoacán this is unconfirmed. Weapons and a vehicle were secured after the confrontation according to the Michoacán authorities. 

In one video that surfaced online heavy gunfire can be heard.

A bus which held civilians was reportedly in the area and subsequently amidst the crossfire. In another video, civilians can be seen taking cover in the bus. There are no reports of unarmed civilian casualties. 

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