Multiple grenades explode at US consulate in Mexico

TEHRAN, Dec. 02 (MNA) – Multiple grenades have exploded on the grounds of the US’ consulate in the western Mexican city of Guadalajara, just before US Vice President Mike Pence and President Donald Trump’s daughter and adviser Ivanka flew into Mexico City on Saturday morning at the head of a high-level US delegation attending the inauguration of Mexico’s new president.

The consulate said that it was made aware of the security incident following a report by Fox News that said that two grenades were thrown at the US consulate Friday night. In a statement on the consulate’s Facebook page, they said that no one was hurt in the incident. They said "the Consulate was closed at the time and there were no injuries."

A former special agent that was in charge of the Drug Enforcement Administration's (DEA) Special Operations Division, Derek Maltz, told Fox News that there was “unconfirmed information” last week that members of the Jalisco New Generation Cartel (CJNG) had threatened to bomb the US embassy or consulate in Mexico.

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