Fourteen Mexican police officers were shot dead in an ambush
believed to have been conducted by a criminal cartel on Monday. The shooting
happened in El Aguaje within Michoacán state in western Mexico.
The Jalisco Nueva Generación Cartel is reported to have
ambushed the officers in a convoy who were enforcing a court order in the town.
The armed gunmen in pickup trucks surrounded the convoy and fired at them
before setting the patrol cars on fire.
Fourteen officers were killed in the attack while three
others are nursing gunshot wounds.
Mexican authorities have since launched an operation to find
The attack comes about a week after Michoacán police killed
the suspected leader of CJNG. This followed the murder of sixteen people, nine
who were found hanging from a bridge, in Michoacán.
The town of El Aguaje is in contention between the Los
Viagras, a splinter group of the Knights Templar, and the Jalisco Nueva
Generación Cartel (CJNG). The Jalisco cartel has become more influential in the
recent past, defeating both the state and federal authorities.
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