MEXICO CITY, March 19 — Criminals have attacked a convoy of law enforcement officers in central Mexico, leaving 13 officers dead, the regional ministry of security said, reported Sputnik.
“On late Thursday, a joint convoy of the security ministry and the prosecutor’s office of the state of Mexico was ambushed by a criminal group in the Llano Grande district of the Coatepec Harinas municipality… . Currently, we have information about eight officers of the security ministry and five employees of the prosecutor’s office who were killed,” a spokesperson for the regional ministry of security said in a statement on late Thursday.
The National Guard, army, navy, and intelligence have joined an operation to find those responsible for the attack, the spokesperson added.
According to media reports, one more attack took place on Thursday in the neighbouring municipality of Almoloya de Alquisiras, with four law enforcement officers being killed in the incident.