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A police convoy was ambushed Thursday afternoon in Coatepec Harinas, a town in central State of Mexico (Edoméx)¿, killing 13 officers, according to local government reports.

According to the state’s Security Secretary Rodrigo Martinez-Celis, members of the local police and the prosecutor’s office were ambushed while patrolling.

Eight police officers and five prosecutors were killed in the attack, the official confirmed, blaming the ambush on organized crime.

“This attack is an affront to the Mexican government. We will respond with full force to uphold the law,” he said.

…March 19, 2021


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