With anUPDATE from Milenio below, now death toll is at least 16 Police
Puerto Vallarta, Jalisco. According to State sources, 15 people died in a confrontation, between elements of Attorney General of the State (FGE) of Jalisco (occident de Mexico) with a cell of presumed criminals.
The first reports indicate that a group of armed civilians confronted a group of Agents of Jalisco Regional Forces, in the surroundings of San Luis Soyatan, in the town of San Sebastian del Oeste, in the Serrana zone.
The confrontation was preceded by the ambushing of Police officers by presumed criminals believed to be CJNG, who blocked the road to Las Palmas with burning cars, then opened fire on the State Gendarmeria.
This happened during a high influx of tourists was recorded in San Sebastian del Oeste, who were unable to start back to their destinations on the recommendation by members of Security Forces, as they could not guarantee the safety of the tourists on their journey.
Hours later the Attorney General confirmed that 15 people had died, at this time its not clear how many agents and or criminals are among the dead. The area was immediately reinforced with more agents of the immediate reaction force, in collaboration with elements of the Army and National Gendarmeria.
According to the first indications, the aggression could come from members of the CJNG who formerly disputed this territory with Los Zetas, and have recently intensified hostilities said the Directors of the Regional Force.
This past week the State Commissioner for Security, Francicsco Alejandro Solorio Arechiga, was assaulted by members of the criminal group in alleged retaliation for the death of Heriberto Acevado Cardenas, in another confrontation registered in Zacoalco de Torres.
Last week there was another attack against members of the National Gendarmeria in Ocotlan, that left 11 dead.
Original article in Spanish at Zetatijuana
UPDATE from Milenio
They attacked agents on the highway Mascota - Las Palmas, where two burning vehicles formed a blockade. The State Prosecutor linked the assaults with the attack on the State Safety Commissioner.
No less than 16 Police were killed during two confrontations between presumed criminals and Agents of Jalisco, informed functionaries of the State Prosecutor General and the Army.
According to the public servants, among the victims are Basilo Aguirre, head of the single Force, and Miguel Angel Caicedo Vargas, Head of the Corporation of the Municipality of Zacoalco de Torres.
The first battle occurred around 14:50 pm on the Mascota - Las Palmas highway, in the village of Soyatan, in the town of San Sebastian del Oeste, where an armed group attacked agents who were travelling in convoy from the Metropolitan Zone of Guadalajara, in this confrontation there were 15 deaths.
The consulting functionaries, said at the scene of the attack they found spent cartridges of different calibres and shrapnel from fragmentation grenades.
At the same time, other members of the group made several blockades with burning vehicles on the same highway.
According to the functionaries, minutes after occurred and confrontation in the town of Zacoalco de Torres, during which the Municipal Chief Caicedo Vargas was killed.
After the confrontations they activated the State Code Red alert, and until the close of this edition neither the State of the Federals have given an official version of the casualties.
For the afternoon and evening of Monday, the State Prosecutor confirmed in a communication that the attack was by armed men against the State Single Force.
He indicated that the aggression unfortunately some of our elements were hit by bullets.
He signalled that the attack was a reaction to the investigations and recent detentions after the attack on the Commissioner for Security in Jalisco, Alejandro Solorio Arechigo, on 30th of March in the town of Rio Blanco in the Municipality of Zapopan.
Extra Forces arrived to capture the criminals, but there is no information on any detentions.
Original article in Spanish at Milenio
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