Mexico-A group of armed gunmen believed to be part of a powerful drug cartel in Mexico ambushed a police convoy in the western state of Michoacan, killing at least 13 officers and wounding nine.
Some 42 state police officers had gone to the township of Aguililla on Monday to enforce a judicial order when they were met with more than 30 gunmen believed to be from the Jalisco New Generation, one of Mexico’s most powerful cartels at the moment.
Officials said the gunmen opened fire on the police convoy with .50 caliber sniper rifles and AR-15 and AK-47 assault-style rifles.
At least 13 officers were killed, some of their bodies still inside the patrol trucks when the vehicles were set afire.
“No attack on the police will go unpunished, and this was a cowardly, devious attack because they laid an ambush in this area of the road,” Gov. Silvano Aureoles said.