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Saturday, January 29, 2022

Tepalcatepec, Michoacan: CJNG Attacks Military Personnel With Explosives

"Sol Prendido" for Borderland Beat

The armed criminal cell fired from different points against the armed forces, who also launched drones loaded with explosives

Mexican army staff was attacked this morning by an armed group from the Jalisco New Generation Cartel who had taken by assault the Community of Loma Blanca.

The criminal offensive began this morning with an ambush against the army in that bordering area of ​​Tepalcatepec and Aguililla, when it advanced its troops to recover the Loma Blanco community.

Videos recorded by inhabitants show the moments of gunfire between the criminal cell and military personnel who responded to the attack.

In the place, five soldiers were injured by an explosive, the severity of their wounds is unknown at this time. 

The attack lasted some time after noon this Saturday, the federal forces responded by land and air offensive.

The military didn’t cease in its advance, until they recovered the control of security in Loma Blanca, El Bejuco and Casange, communities that the CJNG had displaced the inhabitants after a series of attacks.

The Mexican army maintains an important deployment in Tepalcatepec, Coalcomán and Chinicuila, adjacent to the states of Jalisco and Colima, it has been a target of multiple attacks by that criminal organization.

El Universal


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