AMLO ‘Laments’ Salamanca Bombing

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Mexican President Andrés Manuel López Obrador (AMLO) said Monday, Sept. 20, that he “lamented” the deaths of two men outside a restaurant located in Salamanca, Guanajuato, on Sunday, Sept. 19.

The men were killed by a bomb that exploded at 7:14 p.m. from inside a package that was delivered to the family-run Barra 6104 restaurant on Faja de Oro Avenue in the El Deportivo neighborhood in Salamanca. 

According to police reports, a motorcycle in which two people were traveling arrived at the hotel parking lot to deliver the box, which was received by the two men and detonated shortly afterwards.

Although Mexico has a very high murder and violent crime rate, the use of bombs is uncommon in the country.

Speaking during his daily press conference in the coastal town of Veracruz, AMLO said that he did not know if the explosion was an act of narco-terrorism.

Consequently, the government said late Monday that it will investigate the incident as a potential act of terrorism.

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