Gang members in Juarez Mexico rammed a car into two police vehicles in the northern border city Thursday. The attack was in retaliation for the arrest of one of the leaders of the La Linea drug gang. Although attacks on the Police have occurred previously, it is believed this is the first time an explosive filled car has been used as a weapon in Mexico. Seven Police officers and two civilians were injured in the explosion, two officers and an emergency medical technician are confirmed dead.
Graffiti later appeared on a wall stating, “What happened on 16 (de Septiembre avenue) will keep happening to all the authorities who keep supporting El Chapo. Sincerely - the Juarez cartel. We still have car bombs.”
The La Linea drug gang is responsible for at least 25 executions in Mexico, primarily of rival gang members. The La Linea gang works for the Juarez drug cartel. Police arrested Acosta Guerrero, 35, the “operations leader” of the gang.