MEXICO CITY (Reuters) – Mexican authorities are investigating a clear grenade attack at the US Consulate in Guadalajara, officials said on Saturday, emphasizing security challenges against Mexico’s new president.
The attack took place early on Saturday morning, reported local media, before the sword of President Manuel Lopez Obrador later in the day.
No one was killed or injured in the attack and Mexican authorities are investigating the case, according to an American official in Mexico.
Jalisco state prosecutors wrote on their Twitter account that federal authorities had taken over the investigation of the incident.
The state is the home base of the Jalisco New Generation Cartel, which is considered to be one of the most powerful gangs in Mexico by American and Mexican authorities.
Group leaders, Nemesio Oseguera Cervantes or “El Mencho” are available on U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration’s Most Wanted List.
Violence has risen in Jalisco and in Mexico, which sees record levels of murder. Jalisco’s incoming governor, Enrique Alfaro, will take power next weekend.
Reporting by Michael O & # 39; Boyle; editing by Jonathan Oatis
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