Mexico: Mural newspaper in Guadalajara attacked for first time


Mexican federal police examine the entrance of the Mural newspaper in Guadalajara after assailants threw two explosive devices at the building in the early hours of April 17, 2013.

GUADALAJARA, Mexico – Two explosive devices were thrown at the offices of daily newspaper Mural in Mexico’s second-largest city of Guadalajara in the early hours of Wednesday, marking the first attack against the publication in its 14-year history.

No one was injured in the incident, which happened at around 3:30 a.m. local time. 

Police said assailants threw a grenade into the carpark of the newspaper, which is owned by Mexican print media giant Grupo Reforma, La Jornada reported. Moments later a second explosive device was thrown at the main entrance of the building. 

Attacks against newspapers in Mexico are not uncommon, but they mostly occur in the north where powerful drug cartels have been waging a violent and bloody war over key smuggling routes into the United States. 

Some newspapers have stopped covering violence in the hope of protecting their journalists from being attacked. 

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