8 police killed in ambush in northern Mexico

Oct. 11, 2010 12:43 PM
Associated Press

MEXICO CITY - Eight police officers have been killed in ambush in northern Mexico.

An official at the Sinaloa state attorney general's office says the gunmen attacked four police cars along a highway in the town of Navolato. A ninth officer was injured.

The official said the gunmen fled, although police found a vehicle several miles (kilometers) from the site that may have belonged to the attackers. The official spoke on condition of anonymity because of security reasons.

Sinaloa is the cradle of a powerful cartel by the same name.

Meanwhile, in the border city of Tijuana, police found the decapitated bodies of two men hung by their feet off a bridge. Their heads were found in a car abandoned on the bridge.

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