An armed commando of some 40 men with assault rifles ambushed a patrol of the State Ministerial Police (PME) in the southern Mexican state of Guerrero Sept. 18, killing eight and leaving a ninth seriously wounded. The police were attempting at arrest a homicide suspect in El Revelado, Teloloapan municipality, near the border with Mexico state. The bodies of some of the dead officers are reported to have been mutilated when they were recovered. (La Jornada Guerrero, BBC News, LAHT, Sept. 18)
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