Mexican Villagers Died During a Cartel Clash

Tragic violence has erupted in the southern Mexican state of Chiapas, resulting in the loss of multiple lives.

According to reports from local media, there have been casualties, including two nuns and a teenager.

The region is a hotly contested battleground between the Sinaloa cartel and the Jalisco New Generation Cartel (CJNG).

However, according to residents, the victims were members of the local community who were brutally attacked by members of a criminal organisation.

Residents were startled by the sound of rapid gunfire on Monday night.

Authorities have confirmed the discovery of 11 bodies in the village of Nuevo Morelia and its surrounding area, as reported on Tuesday.

The diocese of San Cristóbal, which includes Nueva Morelia, has sadly confirmed the loss of two women who were dedicated members of the Catholic Church.

Additionally, one of the victims has been identified as a 15-year-old boy.

It remained uncertain whether the two individuals were lay members of the Church or nuns, as reported by certain local media outlets.

According to local reports, there has been ongoing conflict between the rival cartels since Friday.

The Sinaloa cartel and the CJNG have been engaged in a long-standing battle for dominance in the region.

Criminal groups exploit migrants who travel through the southern state en route to Mexico’s border with the United States.

Communities in the region have been severely affected by the ongoing violence, often forced to seek refuge in their homes for extended periods as gunshots echo through the streets.

In January, many people were forced to leave their homes in Chicomuselo, the area where Nuevo Morelia is situated, due to the ongoing violence.

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Recent incidents have seen a resurgence of clashes between rival groups, resulting in the deliberate destruction of vacant residences in Nuevo Morelia and nearby villages.

According to a resident interviewed by Spanish international news agency Efe, several villages were left without power due to the actions of gang members who had damaged the electricity poles.

Police and forensic experts have been dispatched to the area, although some locals feel that their protection has been inadequate.

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