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Bloodbath in Mexico

5:32am IST - 00:54

More than 40 people are reportedly killed in Mexico's western state of Michoacan in a shootout between authorities and suspected gang members. Deborah Lutterbeck reports.

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More than 40 killed in western Mexico Friday in a gunfight between suspected gang members of the Jalisco New Generation cartel and security forces. It's the latest bloodshed in an area that has been plagued by violent drug gangs. The vast majority of those killed were suspected gang members, but officials say two federal police officers are among the dead. The cartel has killed at least 20 police since March and on May 1 the gang shot down an army helicopter, killing six military personnel. More than 100,000 people have died in clashes between the drug gangs and security forces since the start of 2007.

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Bloodbath in Mexico

5:32am IST - 00:54