Mexico City: Mexico City witnessed two violent attacks resulting in the deaths of 16 people, including 11 policemen. The first attack unfolded in the municipality of Coyuca de Benítez, situated in the Mexican state of Guerrero. In this incident, a group of unidentified assailants targeted a patrol team of municipal police officers. The attack claimed the lives of 11 members of the police force. Reports suggest that the conflict-affected area in Guerrero is under the control of drug trafficking gangs.
The second attack took place in Michoacan, a state located in west-central Mexico. During this incident, unidentified individuals opened fire on civilians, leading to the deaths of five people and injuring two others. The motives behind this attack remain unclear, and investigations are ongoing.
Mexico has been grappling with drug-related violence for years, prompting the government to implement increasingly strict measures against the drug mafia since 2006. It is estimated that over 420,000 lives have been lost in the violent clashes that have occurred after this.