Unidentified persons set off an explosive today at the headquarters of the Mexican Bishops’ Conference (CEM) in Mexico City. No one was injured, according to a conference spokesman.
A security camera video shared by Bishop Ramon Castro of Cuernavaca shows footage from inside the building of the moment the explosive went off outside the facilities.
“The headquarters of the Mexican Bishops’ Conference has been attacked with a three cylinder explosive device," Bishop Castro said.
“I believe this reflects the situation in Mexico," he added.
La sede de la Conferencia Episcopal Mexicana ha sufrido un atentado con bomba molotv de 3 cilindros.Creo que eso refleja la situación de Mex pic.twitter.com/YTtPq3HoBJ
— Mons. Ramón Castro (@MonsRamonCastro) July 25, 2017
The conference’s press office director, Aramando Cavazos, explained in a statement that “today in the early hours of the morning, around 1:50 a.m., an unknown type of explosive device was placed at the main door of the CEM building."
He indicated the explosion only caused “material damage to that door" and said that “no one outside or inside" was injured.
“The pertinent investigations are taking place, as apparently this is not the first case occurring in that area of Mexico City," he said.