The Jalisco attorney-general said that three other police officers were wounded in the fight in the town of Jalostotitlan on Sunday night. The shootout seemingly took place when gang members travelling in two vans attacked local police as they patrolled streets in the neighborhood of Don Bosco, the state prosecutor's office said in a statement. The security forces responded to the attack and shot dead eight of the aggressors, whose bodies were found inside the vehicles and on the street. One police officer died on the scene and three more suffering from bullet wounds were now in hospital, with one of them being taken to the state capital for emergency treatment. The statement said that federal and state police had increased patrols to reestablish security in the area while an investigation into the attack was under way. Jalisco has suffered from a rise in violence in early , with the government attributing it to an internal power struggle within a drug cartel after a number of its leaders were arrested.
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Following the gunfight, the dead gunmen were found inside pickup trucks and SUVs or on the ground around them. Also Monday, authorities in the Gulf coast state of Veracruz said an eighth person — an inmate — has died as a result of a weekend prison riot. Six police officers died Sunday from smoke inhalation after prisoners started a fire while resisting an effort to transfer dangerous inmates out of the La Toma prison. When local police, in support of state police, went into the prison to get the four inmates for transfer, they were apparently ambushed by prisoners, who blocked their escape and lit a fire that suffocated six officers, the governor said. By The Associated Press. Three police officers were wounded in the shootout late Sunday. The Jalisco drug cartel is active in the area.
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Once they arrived, the battle continued for another hour, by which time eight civilians and a year-old municipal police officer were dead. More than 1, spent shells from assault rifles were collected from the scene of the gunfight, in which nine private vehicles parked on the street were damaged as well as police vehicles. This page is available to subscribers. Click here to sign in or get access. It looks like you are opening this page from the Facebook App. This article needs to be opened in the browser. Android : Tap the Settings icon it looks like three horizontal lines , then tap App Settings, then toggle the "Open links externally" setting to On it should turn from gray to blue. A confrontation between security forces and armed civilians in Tlaquepaque, Jalisco, on Friday left nine people dead, including two police officers. A suspected leader of the gang was arrested after a shootout in the center of Uruapan on Friday that left three police officers with gunshot wounds.
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