Gunmen ambush Mexican military convoy, four soldiers killed
Gunmen ambushed a military convoy in northwestern Mexico, in which four soldiers were killed, on Friday. According to the authorities concerned, the gunmen even decamped with an ambulance that was carrying a wounded criminal.
Nine others, including a rescue worker, were wounded in the pre-dawn attack in Culiacan, capital of the state of Sinaloa, the bastion of the drug cartel led by imprisoned kingpin Joaquin “El Chapo” Guzman. The soldiers were escorting the ambulance, after the suspect was hurt in an initial shootout in the municipality of Badiraguato, a mountainous region where Guzman was born.
The gunmen had waited in several vehicles in the northern part of Culiacan before launching their attack, said Sinaloa state government secretary general Gerardo Vargas Landeros. “We are concerned. This was an act of cowardice,” Landeros said before an emergency security meeting.