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Narco Blog: 5 Police left Dead as Cartel Attempts Rescue Mission

Narco Blog: 5 Police left Dead as Cartel Attempts Rescue Mission

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Six killed, including five policemen was the outcome of a shooting that occurred in the municipality of Ixtapaluca in the State of Mexico. There were two injured victims taken to a hospital in Chalco.

According to official reports, the police had arrested a subject in possession of an assault rifle that was intended for the exclusive use of the Army. As they prepared to move to the Police municipal headquarters, they were intercepted by two vehicles that crashed into the police units.

According to eyewitnesses, two cars intercepted the police vehicles in efforts to rescue the detainee, the gunmen with high caliber weapons fired on police units.  A shootout ensued leaving five policemen dead and one of the attackers with over one hundred shell casings from high-powered weapons.


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