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An Armed Commando Ambushed and Killed 5 Soldiers in Culiacan

Friday, September 30, 2016 10:19
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Original Article and videos available at El Debate
Translated by El Wachito

During the morning of this Friday a gunfight between an armed commando an military personnel left 6 killed and 10 injured.

The gunfight started around 4:00 AM on the road leading to the exit of the city towards the north over Mexico 15, when unknown armed commandos lead a cold blooded attack against the soldiers.

“The vehicles were on flames”  All Photos taken  by: Luis Perez/EL DEBATE

One of the bodies was on fire 

Violent attack
Retired General Moises Melo Garcia mentioned that it was possible that this was a premeditated attack because the troops had already spent something in the mountains of Badiraguato.

He added that during the violent gunfight the gunman used grenades, Barret M82 and automatic machines guns, which classified the gunfight as highly intense.

Destroyed military vehicles

According to the report, the gunfight left 6 soldiers dead and 2 others heavily injured with severe burns. The soldiers were taken to the emergency room of a recognized hospital of the city.


It was also noted that during the ambush and after the gunfight was over, the gunman used an unidentified explosive device to destroy the unit that the soldiers were using as transportation.
A dead body covered in a blue blanket
According to the version of Melo Garcia, the soldiers were transferring a wounded civilian from the mountains of Badiraguato to the city, in order for him to receive medical treatment when they were surprised by armed element of 8 vehicles with armed man on board.
He stated that the soldiers are currently receiving medical attention from red cross paramedics.
In regards to the state of the person that was being transported by the soldiers, the ambulance were the wounded person was being transported was stolen by the gunman, taking with them the wounded individual. The paramedic that was  driving the ambulance was heavily wounded.
the body of a dead soldier

Hundreds of remains of bullets from different calibers were left at the scene, neighbors claimed that they lived through minutes of terror because the sound of the gunshots was so loud that they had to hide and crawl inside their homes.

At the scene of the incident, elements of the police arrived to secure the perimeter, a forensic team of the Procuraduria General de Justicia were put in charge of analyzing the area and to submit the proper reports. 
bullets strucked adjacent homes
The authorities translated the dead bodies to the forensic medical examiner.
Videos of the incident available at the original link of the article. 


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