State Police of Coahuila attacked on federal highway number 2

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During the afternoon of this Tuesday, August 17th, there was a strong mobilization of security forces from the three levels of Government, when an attack was registered on agents and units of the Coahuila State Police on federal highway number 2; in its section Hidalgo – Nuevo Laredo.

The Secretariat of National Defense (SEDENA) in Coahuila, announced that the aggression took place around 3:00 p.m. this Tuesday, at kilometer 64 of the federal highway; so far no casualties have been reported.

Coahuila, Mexico

The military personnel who are stationed in the municipality of Hidalgo in Coahuila received a report from the sole command of the State Police; about an attack on elements and units of the aforementioned security corporation.

It was reported that when two units of the Action and Reaction Police (PAR) circulated on federal highway number 2, they were attacked by armed civilians. So far no casualties have been reported from either side, according to the military authorities.

Derived from the report, military personnel from the 12th Motorized Cavalry Regiment of SEDENA, based in Piedras Negras, traveled to the scene of the events in order to reinforce the activities carried out by the Public Security personnel.

The security authorities conducted reconnaissance operations in vehicles, on foot, and by helicopter over the area where the events occurred; near the Stateline with Nuevo León and Tamaulipas.

So far, the SSP of the State of Coahuila has not issued any official statement about the incident.

Source: OEM

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