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Drug Cartel Killed 14 Policemen Set Their Vehicles On Fire In Mexico

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Reports says about Fourteen police officers have been killed and three injured in a shooting in western Mexico when drug cartel ambushed Police patrol vehicles they passed through the town.

The police were carrying out a court order in El Aguaje, Michoacán state, when their convoy was ambushed. At least 14 police officers were killed and three others injured.

A powerful criminal group, the Jalisco Nueva Generación Cartel, is believed to have carried out the attack.

Authorities said all resources would be put into finding those responsible. The region is a hotspot for violence linked to turf wars between drug cartels.

Mexican President Andrés Manuel López Obrador has been trying to tackle drug crime since he took office last December.

Reports say the convoy was surrounded by heavily armed men in a number of pick-up trucks who then fired on the officers and set their vehicles on fire.

El Aguaje is considered to be of strategic importance between two battling cartels: The Jalisco Nueva Generación Cartel (CJNG) and a splinter group of the Knights Templar called Los Viagras.

A message left at the site suggested the attack was carried out by gunmen connected to the CJNG.

The supposed leader of the CJNG was killed by Michoacán police less than a week ago.

In Michoacán in August, nine people were found hanging from a bridge with seven other corpses found on the road.

The Mexican federal government offered assistance to the state authorities after Monday’s attack while Michoacán Governor Silvano Aureoles Conejo said there would be “no impunity” for the attack on his officers.

 

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