Several state police killed in ambush in western Mexico

April 7, 2015 3:02 PM

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MEXICO CITY (Reuters) - Several Mexican state police have been killed in an ambush by suspected gang members in the west of the country, authorities said on Tuesday, the second major attack on security forces in less than a month in the region.

Local media reported as many as 15 state police were killed in the ambush on Monday afternoon at Soyatan in the western state of Jalisco, a growing flashpoint for violence in Mexico.

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