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Explosives attack at US consulate in Guadalajara, Mexico

AFP  |  Guadalajara (Mexico) 

The US in Mexico's second city, Guadalajara, was attacked with explosives hours before a visit to the country by Vice and first daughter Trump, authorities said Saturday.

The explosion late Friday night damaged a wall but caused no injuries, they said.

"The investigation has been handed over to federal authorities, who will give information on developments in due time," the prosecutor's office for the western state of Jalisco, where is located, said on

The attack occurred just before Pence and Donald Trump's daughter and flew into City on Saturday morning at the of a high-level US delegation attending the inauguration of Mexico's new president,

Prosecution sources said a person threw an at the building and ran away. The suspect was caught on film by security cameras but evaded authorities, despite the heavy security presence at the building.

Grenade fragments were found at the scene, according to investigation sources who spoke on condition of anonymity.

The blast left a 40-centimeter hole in an exterior wall.

In a video posted online in recent days, purportedly by the New Generation Cartel, the powerful drug trafficking organization had threatened to attack the

The cartel, one of the largest and most violent in Mexico, is a top target for US anti-drug operations.

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First Published: Sun, December 02 2018. 06:35 IST