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Armed attack on a highway in Mexico: at least four dead and two injured

(CNN Spanish) — At least four people died and two more were injured this Sunday in an armed attack perpetrated against a vehicle on a highway in central Mexico, according to a statement from the Zacatecas State Peace Building Table.

According to the document, the attack occurred in the municipality of Villa de Cos, when an “organized crime group” opened fire on the car on federal highway 54, which connects the states of Zacatecas with Coahuila.

The State Table said that the injured were transferred to receive medical attention, but their destination or condition was not indicated.

He adds that the security forces mobilized to find those responsible for the attack, although they have not reported any arrests.

The Zacatecas Attorney General’s Office is investigating the incident and trying to determine the identity of the victims, indicated in the statement from the State Board.

Several police officers who arrived at the scene of the attack told a CNN team that the altercation was the result of an attempted assault and that the victims were of Colombian origin.

Villa de Cos, Zacatecas. Credit: CNNE

CNN tries to obtain more details of the incident with the Prosecutor’s Office, the State Table and the Colombian Embassy in Mexico, as well as with the Colombian Foreign Ministry.

The authorities consider that in Villa de Cos criminal organizations with a national presence have established operation centers and it is common for motorists who drive on this highway to be victims of thieves and kidnappers, who take advantage of tens of kilometers between Zacatecas and Coahuila that are not They have telephone or internet coverage.

-Fidel Gutierrez collaborated on this report

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