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Guatemala's Giammattei unharmed after gunmen fire 

News 09:58 31 Jul, 2022

Military officials stopped the vehicle as it neared a checkpoint guarding the presidential delegation

Guatemala's Giammattei unharmed after gunmen fire 

Guatemalan military exchanged fire with the passengers of a car as it approached the location of President Alejandro Giammattei's entourage on Saturday, though the president was elsewhere and was unharmed, Qazet.az reports according to an army spokesman.

Military officials stopped the vehicle as it neared a checkpoint guarding the presidential delegation during a visit by Giammattei to the area of Huehuetenango, 300 km east of capital Guatemala City, the spokesman said.

The occupants of the car opened fire on the soldiers, who returned fire. Giammattei was about 2 km away at the time.

"We inform the people of Guatemala and the international community that the president is unharmed and was evacuated from the area in a timely manner," a government statement said.