Location of the town of Sáric in the state of Sonora, Mexico. Map: Google Maps

(CNN Spanish) --

The Attorney General of Sonora, Gustavo Salas, confirmed this Monday that two migrant women and a minor died in an armed attack perpetrated last Thursday against the vehicles in which they were traveling in the town of Sáric, when They sought to reach the border between Mexico and the United States.

Salas reported in a press conference held in the Fourth Military Zone of the northern state of Sonora that the dead migrants are an Ecuadorian minor, a woman who is presumed to be Peruvian and another woman who is believed to be Honduran.

“Unfortunately we have confirmed the news of the death of three people, a minor and two women. At least two of them, the minor and one of them, have already been identified and all the processes have been launched to deliver the bodies to the embassies or their relatives so that they can be buried," the prosecutor explained, adding that there are other people injured.

The prosecutor reported that federal authorities had detained eight people in relation to this attack, without specifying further details of the operation. In this regard, Sonora authorities reported in X that the eight detainees were in possession of firearms, chargers and tactical vests.

On Sunday, the 1800 Migrante collective reported that more than 50 people were traveling in the vehicles that suffered the armed attack, which they claimed was perpetrated by men dressed in navy blue military-type uniforms.

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“There was a confrontation between two criminal gangs” and “high-caliber weapons were used,” indicated the 1800 Migrante social media post.

CNN contacted the representation of Peru and Ecuador in Mexico to request information about the victims of the attack, without having received a response so far.

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