In Minatitlán, a city in the Mexican state of Veracruz, Friday night at a private party for 13 people killed by an armed group. Reported that the local authorities.
According to witnesses and survivors emerged, the attackers around 21 hours local time (Saturday 4 pm (Belgian time) on in the restaurant, where a private party was underway. They tried one of the guests to abduct, but the other attendees took action to prevent it.
According to the state Security asked the attackers to a person who is known as ‘El Beky’. The strangers ‘opened fire and killed seven men, five women and a minor,’ is heard in a communication of state Security, which also state that three men and a woman were injured.
The army and the police intervened to the witnesses to protect, and to search for the perpetrators of the attack.
The state of Veracruz is heavily affected by violence from organized crime. Several drug cartels are fighting for the control over the petroleumrijke region in the east of Mexico. In december, Cuitláhuac García Jiménez as the new governor with the promise that within two years the violence ‘significantly’ reduce. According to an official count in eight years in the region 518 seem to be discovered.