Guatemalan President Alejandro Giammattei was at least 2 km from the scene at the time of the attack. This was stated by Ruben Telles, the official representative of the army of the Central American Republic. TASS With reference to the newspaper Milenio.
According to Telles, the conflict took place in the municipality of Jacaltenango, near the Mexican border.
“The soldiers of the Guatemalan army ordered the approaching car to stop, but those in his cabin noticed the army and started firing, and the soldiers returned fire,” Telles said.
He added that there is information that four people have been detained by Mexican authorities. The search for the remaining suspects continues.
Previously reportedIt was reported that the convoy of Guatemalan President Alejandro Giammattei was set on fire in the Huehuetenango region in the north-west of the country. During the attack on the presidential convoy, several people were injured, including one of the attackers, who was taken prisoner by Giammattei’s bodyguards. This person is known to be a Mexican citizen.