Gunmen ambush and kill eight Mexican police officers

BBC News, 10/12/2010

Suspected drug gang hitmen have ambushed a police convoy in the western Mexican state of Sinaloa, killing eight officers. The gunmen, travelling in three or four vehicles, “began shooting with automatic weapons”, an official said.

The state is home to one of the country’s most powerful drug gangs, the Sinaloa cartel run by Mexico’s most wanted man, Joaquin “Shorty” Guzman.

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