Mexican president Andrés Manuel López Obrador has known as for an investigation after a video emerged that looks to turn a Mexican soldier telling his colleagues to kill a survivor of a shootout with suspected cartel gunmen.
The pictures, printed by way of El Common newspaper, presentations an incident that the newspaper stated got here from a shootout in Nuevo Laredo final month, when 12 individuals who government stated have been drug cartel individuals have been killed.
The video, it sounds as if filmed from a helmet digicam, presentations a soldier firing a fixed gun from a military truck rushing alongside a dismal freeway in Nuevo Laredo, a violent northern town that borders the US.
The video presentations the automobile coming to a halt close to a pick-up truck, the place after extra taking pictures an individual calls out to carry fireplace.
“He’s alive,” squaddies shout within the video, pointing to the mattress of a pick-up truck utilized by the alleged gang individuals.
“Kill him!” somebody can also be heard yelling, adopted by way of an expletive in Spanish.
Reuters has been not able to ensure the contents of the video.
López Obrador stated he had requested for an investigation and stated it gave the impression squaddies have been ordered to “end off” a suspect.
He stated his govt would “no longer permit this tradition.“
The army has been dogged by way of allegations of extrajudicial killings since former president Felipe Calderon despatched the military to deliver gangs to heel in 2006.
The combat has taken a toll at the popularity of the military.
On the time of the incident, the army stated there have been no survivors requiring clinical help. In line with an respectable remark afterwards, the gunmen attacked squaddies close to town’s airport.
El Common prior to now reported that 3 abducted civilians, with their palms and toes tied, have been additionally amongst the ones killed by way of the warriors.
The defence ministry has no longer commented at the video. One ministry respectable informed Reuters the army helps an inquiry.
“The method will continue beneath the presumption of innocence,” the respectable stated.