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World Mexico: Mexico City police chief injured in assassination attempt

08:50  27 june  2020
08:50  27 june  2020 Source:   rfi.fr

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MEXICO CITY (Reuters) - Mexico City ’s chief of police was shot and injured and two of his bodyguards killed in a dramatic assassination attempt early on Friday that he quickly blamed on one of Mexico ’s most powerful drug gangs, the Jalisco New Generation Cartel (CJNG).

Mexico City 's chief of police was shot and injured and two of his bodyguards killed in a dramatic assassination attempt early on Friday that he quickly blamed on one of Mexico 's most powerful drug gangs, the Jalisco New Generation Cartel (CJNG). This report produced by Yahaira Jacquez.

Le chef de la sécurité de Mexico, Omar Harfuch Garcia, a été la cible d'une embuscade à l'aube vendredi 26 juin dans la capitale. © REUTERS / Henry Romero Mexico City security chief Omar Harfuch Garcia was ambushed at dawn Friday, June 26 in the capital.

The Mexico City police chief narrowly escaped an assassination attempt on Friday: his car was ambushed at dawn by 28 heavily armed men. He survived, injured by three bullets. The powerful cartel of Jalisco would be behind this brutal operation, intended to strike the spirits.

With our correspondent in Mexico City, Alix Hardy

Until now Mexico City had remained relatively untouched by this type of bloody and uninhibited operation, which seems to have been designed to send a single message: no one is untouchable anywhere.

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MEXICO CITY (Reuters) - The head of public security in Mexico City was injured in an assassination attempt early on Friday morning when gunmen set upon him in an upscale neighborhood of the capital, authorities said. Mexico City Mayor Claudia Sheinbaum said on Twitter that public security chief

Mexico City 's chief of police was shot and injured and two of his bodyguards killed in a dramatic assassination attempt early on Friday that he quickly blamed on one of Mexico 's most powerful drug gangs, the Jalisco New Generation Cartel (CJNG). This report produced by Yahaira Jacquez.

Omar Harfuch Garcia, the number one security in the capital, was attacked in the upscale neighborhood of Lomas de Chapultepec, where many embassies are located. Two of his bodyguards died in the shooting, as well as a 26-year-old street vendor killed by a stray bullet.

Unleashing of violence

A few hours later from his hospital bed, Omar Harfuch accused on Twitter the very powerful and very violent cartel Jalisco Nueva Generacion of being the perpetrator of the assault. "This morning, we were cowardly attacked by the CJNG [Cartel of Jalisco New Generation, editor's note], two of my colleagues and friends lost their lives, I have three bullet holes and several shards. Our nation must continue to fight the cowardly organized crime. We will continue to work.

Mexico City’s top security official injured in apparent assassination attempt

  Mexico City’s top security official injured in apparent assassination attempt Three others were killed when gunmen attacked.The gunmen shot 50-caliber weapons at the SUV carrying Omar García Harfuch, Mexico City’s secretary of public security, in one of the capital’s most exclusive neighborhoods. García Harfuch was injured in the attack but was in stable condition. Two police officers and one passerby were killed, officials said. Twelve people were detained.

The head of public security in Mexico City has been injured in an apparent assassination attempt . Mayor Sheinbaum suggested that the shooting had been a deliberate assassination attempt on Harfuch. Gunmen were armed with .50 caliber sniper files and grenades, the police report

Mexico City 's chief of police was shot and injured and two of his bodyguards killed in a dramatic assassination attempt early on Friday that he quickly blamed on one of Mexico 's most powerful drug gangs, the Jalisco New Generation Cartel (CJNG). This report produced by Yahaira Jacquez.

President Manuel Lopez Obrador sees it as a sign that organized crime is under pressure thanks to the efficient work of the authorities.

However, the cartels seem more reckless than ever in recent weeks. Several groups have demonstrated unbridled violence, causing dozens of deaths in several states. Barely ten days ago, a federal judge who was murdered in broad daylight with his wife in the state of Colima, in the west of the country.

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