Nine Policement Killed in Ambush in Western Mexico

By: Associated Press
By: Associated Press

GUADALAJARA, Mexico (AP) - Public safety officials in Mexico say gunmen ambushed a convoy of 20 police officers Thursday, killing nine of them and leaving one missing.

The officials in Jalisco (huh-LIH'-skoh) state say ten officers who survived the attack fought an hours-long battle with the unknown attackers, and several gunmen were wounded.

The attackers, who were riding in about ten sport utility vehicles, were armed with grenades and assault rifles.

They fled into neighboring Michoacan (mih-KOH'-uh-kahn) state after theattack.

Michoacan is the home to a violent cartel (La Familia) that's been known to launch fierce attacks on police convoys.

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