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Mexican Drug Cartel Ambush Convoy of Soldiers and Federal Police, 40 Reported Killed

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Mexican authorities report that more than 40 drug cartel gunmen and at least one police officer have been killed in a major gun battle yesterday in Tanhuato, Michoacán. (story continues below video)

Authorities say that a convoy of soldiers and federal police officers were ambushed by a large group of gunmen from the Jalisco Nueva Generación drug cartel using assault rifles, hand grenades, rocket propelled grenades and a 50 caliber anti-aircraft machine gun.

In March, 20 police officers were killed when another convoy was ambushed by drug cartel gunmen and in another attack a military helicopter was shot down killing 7 soldiers.

Mexican Television Newscast Below

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