Six po­lice shot dead

The Sunday Telegraph (Sydney) - - NEWS WORLD -

SIX po­lice of­fi­cers have been killed in a drive-by shoot­ing in the north-cen­tral Mex­ico state of Gua­na­ju­ato.

State In­te­rior Sec­re­tary Gus­tavo Ro­driguez Jun­quera said the dead of­fi­cers were traf­fic po­lice.

He did not say how the at­tack oc­curred but lo­cal me­dia re­ported the of­fi­cers were killed by shots fired from a pass­ing ve­hi­cle. Mr Jun­quera promised that “this crime will not go un­pun­ished”.

Gua­na­ju­ato was long a rel­a­tively peace­ful state but in re­cent years it has been plagued by crime gangs that rob freight trains and drill into state- owned oil pipe­lines to siphon off fuel.

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