Three policemen from Guerrero and a paramedic from the Red Cross were murdered on Sunday morning during an ambush perpetrated when authorities handed out blankets to residents of San Juan Tenería, municipality of Taxco.
Official reports show that about 20 soldiers dressed as military personnel arrived at the place where they delivered the supplies to those suffering from the low temperatures of the season, and operated their weapons against the authorities.
In addition to the fatalities, the assailants kidnapped a state official who has not yet been identified. Four more paramedics and two civilians were injured, being transferred to Adolfo Prieto General Hospital.
It is known that the assaulted officers were commissioned as escorts for the PAN mayor Marcos Parra and were guarding the Red Cross unit.
They state that the assailants arrived in 5 trucks dressed as Military. Approximately 20 assailants.
The Mexican Red Cross regrets and condemns the events that occurred this Sunday morning in San Juan Tenería, municipality of Taxco, Guerrero, where the volunteer of the institution was assaulted with firearms when delivering humanitarian aid.
In this wicked attack, a volunteer of the institution died, which is why we join in the punishment that his family has. All the volunteers of the Mexican Red Cross are hard and dismayed at the loss of their volunteer.
The Mexican Red Cross condemns all aggression directed at its volunteers, because its only interest is to help vulnerable people.
The aggression against our staff not only harms the institution, but affects the beneficiaries because they are hopeful in receiving help to mitigate their suffering.
Cruz Roja Mexica is an impartial and independent institution, works with fundamental principles and its work is solely for humanitarian interest. His work has no partisan or political purposes, it is a neutral institution.
Similarly, he regrets the death of the security elements and sends the best wishes for the prompt recovery of the injured.
The Mexican Red Cross is requesting an early investigation into the events that have taken place and calls on society to respect volunteerism and the emblem of the institution, because its sole purpose is to help those who need it most.