Deadly Mexican drug cartel use drone to drop explosives on small camp

A deadly Mexican cartel attacked a small camp using a drone to drop explosives in a vicious move that left one inhabitant injured.

In video images recorded by a drone that was used by the group that carried out the attack, settlers can be seen running as the first explosive impacts.

Seconds later, the drone drops three more devastating C-4 explosives, Borderland Beat reports.

The Jalisco New Generation Cartel's recording drone was knocked down by the local residents and authorities, which led to the video being released to the public.

Minutes after the attack in Teplacatepec, Michoacán, a number of other violent incidents took place around the area.

In December, the same Mexican drug cartel has launched an attack on family homes, using explosives strapped onto drones to cause mayhem.

Members of the Jalisco New Generation Cartel (CJNG) carried out the assault in the Villa Victoria area of Chinicuila, Michoacán, which started on Tuesday evening.

In harrowing footage of the attacks, cartel gunmen and armed security personnel from Mexico's National Guard can be seen clashing in residential streets as explosives are detonated.

Witnesses have said that several families managed to flee their homes as soon as they heard gunfire in the neighbourhood.

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Other families were forced to hide in bathrooms and basements, with some having suffered through 24 hours of violence and gunmen opening fire on houses.

The CJNG is considered the second most powerful drug trafficking organisation in Mexico, topped only by El Chapo's infamous Sinaloa Cartel.

Headed by Nemesio 'El Mencho' Oseguera Cervantes, the group formed in the early 2000s after the breakup of the Milenio Cartel and a bloody turf war.

In 2017 the CJNG decided to end its alliance with the Sinaloans, and the two cartels have been openly at war with each other ever since.

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