100 armed men at­tack, rob jour­nal­ists

New Straits Times - - World -

MEX­ICO CITY: About 100 armed men at­tacked a group of jour­nal­ists and robbed them of their equip­ment in Guer­rero, au­thor­i­ties and me­dia said on Sun­day.

The news­pa­per La Jor­nada said two of its em­ploy­ees were among seven jour­nal­ists ac­costed while cov­er­ing a se­cu­rity op­er­a­tion in San Miguel To­to­la­pan on Satur­day.

They were trav­el­ing in two sports util­ity ve­hi­cles (SUVs) when they were in­ter­cepted by the gun­men and re­lieved of cam­eras, mo­bile phones, per­sonal ef­fects and one of the ve­hi­cles.

The at­tack­ers roughed up the jour­nal­ists and threat­ened to burn them and the SUVs be­fore let­ting them leave.

The Fed­eral At­tor­ney Gen­eral’s Of­fice said its Crimes Against Free­dom of Ex­pres­sion di­vi­sion opened an in­ves­ti­ga­tion into Satur­day’s in­ci­dent, which took place on the high­way be­tween Ci­u­dad Al­tami­rano and Iguala.

Guer­rero has been a hotspot of drug car­tel vi­o­lence in re­cent years. Iguala is the city where 43 teach­ers’ col­lege stu­dents dis­ap­peared in 2014 af­ter be­ing de­tained by lo­cal po­lice. AP

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