January 22, 2014 |
At 15 hours, about 20 autodefensea turcks entered Cancita without much resistance, the population of fewer than 500 inhabitants located 10 kilometers Uspero. Four miles further, in the town of El Carrizo, we detected at least two haclones of the Templars, who were watching.
Informants fled to a hill, one abandoned his motorcycle and the other pulled his gun and radio. At the top of Cofradía were other armed criminals.
On the radio, autodefenzas challenged the Templars to go against them. ” Órale bastards, do not be afraid to topón , let’s see if they are as bastards as presumed.” The response was also provocative:”
At the end of the street of El Carrizo on the bridge that separates the small town , criminals crossed a concrete mix truck to prevent the passage of the autodefensa. A few feet away, they made a barricade with several vehicles and distributed to both sides of the road to face the impending attack.
At 17 hours, Knights Templarios launched a grenade, from far from the autodefenzas. A few minutes shooting from the top of the hill where we heard were Templarios , like the autodefensas members who responded to the grenade with weapons as bursts of goat horns and R-15. Shotguns and pistols also began to detonate.
Although the population of El Carrizo practically already been abandon, two vans left lagging. In Uspero and The Cancita three families aboard their vehicles were, intended to go to his home in La Cofradía. The same community that stood guard at these locations asked them to go somewhere else, because there was a confrontation.
Uspero neighbors commented that this town, located roadside Cuatro Caminos Apatzingán was taken peacefully a week ago, but they knew that the presence of the Templarios was higher in La Cofradía
For two hours gunfire was heard and now the autodefensas is waiting to take La Cofradía, although they know that in the course of the night can be an ambush. No reports of casualties or injuries or military or federal police.
Estanislao Beltran autodefensas coordinator, said the clashes were more than three hours after the community decided to move to Apatzingán. He said his party had no casualties. Just a few days ago the civil guards occupied La Huerta. ” Not only will we take Apatzingán, but any place where they are Templars ” said the call Commander Five .
At press time, the Interior Ministry denied that the shooting and a confrontation in the Parácuaro Township.
UPDATE: Information from Proceso from a telephone interview with Papa Smurf- who has surfaced as the premier leader since Dr Manuel Mireles was seriously injured in a plane accident….
He said the conflict lasted from 4:00 to 8:30PM and although they called for help from the feds, help did not arrive until 11:00PM. Too late to make a difference.
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