The mayor of Ciudad Juárez, José Reyes Ferriz said that the explosion of a car in that city was intended to attract federal forces.
In a radio interview with Jose Cardenas, the Mayor said that around 1900 hours, an armed group dropped off a person dress as a police officer, who was shot and the men drove away.
There was an immediately emergency call to report the execution of a man.
Federal police began inspecting a suspicious parked car that appeared to be Ford Taurus according to the images captured on Channel 5. Inside the vehicle was an explosive device that was about ten kilograms of C-4 explosives and a cell phone that was used as a trigger.
Seconds later the vehicle exploded splitting it in half. The front of the vehicle crashed into one of the federal patrol trucks, this is why police initially though the suspicious car had hit the patrol truck before the explosion.
The doctor who was assisting the injured person was standing and was one of the first to receive the full impact of the bomb causing him to die instantly.
In addition to the doctor, the federal agent who was inspecting the vehicle died, while other police officers sustained minor injuries.
The Municipal Police was a "Lure."
Ciudad Juarez Mayor Jose Reyes Ferriz, said that they were able to prove that presumed city police who was killed in a car bomb attack did not belong to the police department, and was setup to "lure" the federal police closer to the car-bomb.
"The person they placed there to attract the federal police was a man dressed in a municipal police uniform but was not a police officer. Since yesterday when we made the initial analysis we saw that he had a normal civilian belt that is not part of the uniform, did not have any of the equipment, badge or other police insignia" he explained.
In a radio interview with Ciro Gomez Leyva, Reyes Ferriz explained that at September 16th Avenue, where the event occurred at approximately 1930 hours there was little traffic because it's a commercial area that slows down by 1700 hours.
The mayor confirmed that in the attack one federal agent who was inspecting the vehicle with the explosives was killed, along with a musician named Jose Ortiz Collazo who lives near the area and a doctor who came to the aid of alleged police officer.
Finally, he reiterated that he has established new protocols to protect the police because in recent weeks 14 officers have been killed, this also includes the state assistant Attorney General.
Of course it was not a hand grenade: