Gunmen killed seven police officers in an alleged ambush near Tetipac (Guerrero state) on Sunday, June 21. The police were carrying out surveillance work between El Gavilán and San Gregorio on the Tetipac-Taxco highway when the attack took place. A further five officers were injured in the attack. It is not clear who was responsible for the attack as of Monday, June 22.
A heightened security presence is anticipated in the region 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 Guerrero are advised to monitor developments, avoid the affected area, and adhere to all instructions issued by the local authorities.
Due to violence linked to the presence of various armed groups, some Western governments advise against travel to various parts of the country, notably the states of Guerrero, Michoacán, and Tamaulipas, as well as the northeastern border with the US.
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