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26 Jun 2020 | 08:44 PM UTC

Mexico: Assassination attempt targets public security chief in Mexico City June 26

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Public security chief injured, two bodyguards and a civilian killed in assassination attempt in Mexico City on June 26; similar attacks targeting security forces possible in the near term

TIMEFRAME expected from 6/26/2020, 12:00 AM until 6/29/2020, 11:59 PM (America/Mexico_City). COUNTRY/REGION Mexico City


Two bodyguards and a civilian driving by were killed in Mexico City on Friday, June 26, as unidentified gunmen fired upon the vehicle of the city's public security chief Omar Garcia Harfuch, who was also shot three times but is in a stable condition. The incident took place in the Lomas de Chapultepec neighborhood at around 06:30 (local time). Harfuch blamed the Jalisco New Generation Cartel (CJNG), known as one of the most violent in the country, for the attack. However, this information has not been confirmed and the gunmen have not yet been identified.

A heightened security presence is anticipated in the area over the coming days, as well as an increase in police operations. Similar attacks targeting security forces are also possible in the near term.  


Individuals in Mexico City are advised to monitor developments, avoid the affected area, and adhere to all instructions issued by the local authorities.


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