Five Charred Bodies Found In Southern Mexico


(MENAFN- The Peninsula) AFP

Acapulco, Mexico: Five charred bodies were found Tuesday in a remote village in the southern Mexican state of Guerrero after reports of a confrontation between suspected criminals, local authorities said.

The state prosecutor's office said on social media that police, soldiers and forensic experts went to the mountain community of Las Tunas to verify the reports.

"They located the bodies of five burned people," the office said, noting the victims had not been identified.

The bodies were transferred to the state forensic medical service.

Local news outlets published images of a presumed confrontation between criminals that took place on Monday and left several dead.

Given the difficulties in communication and accessing the area, the prosecutor's office requested the support of federal forces in launching their investigation.

Las Tunas is part of the municipality of San Miguel Totolapan, where in October 2020 an attack by a criminal group on the local city hall left 20 dead, including the mayor.

Guerrero, one of the most violent states in the country, has recently seen several clashes between criminal cells involved in drug trafficking, kidnapping and extortion.

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