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May 18, 2010
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Mexican town's police force quits after ambush

Associated Press

MEXICO CITY — The bulk of a small Mexican town's police force has quit after armed men ambushed and wounded two of their officers.

The Guerrero state police said Tuesday it has deployed 20 officers who will patrol the town of La Union until further notice.

The resignation of the six officers Monday evening came two days after their colleagues were ambushed.

The move left the town's police force with five members: the chief, the deputy chief, an officer in charge of weapons logistics and the two wounded officers who are hospitalized.

Several Mexican towns have seen entire police forces quit in recent years, complaining they are outgunned by drug gangs.

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Copyright 2010 Associated Press






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