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14 Policemen Killed in Attack in Michoacan, Mexico - Federal Security Ministry

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The police officers were killed after being ambushed by alleged groups of armed people in the municipality of Aguililla, according to the Secretariat of Security and Civilian Protection.

Mexico’s Secretariat of Security and Civilian Protection has said in a statement that 14 police officers were killed in an attack in Aguililla, Michoacan, adding that it is devoting all its resources to find the perpetrators of the attack.

"We are in communication with and making available to the state government all our human and technological resources to find the aggressors and bring them to justice", the Secretariat of Security and Civilian Protection said.

Governor of Michoacan Silvano Aureoles Conejo said that "there will be no impunity" for this aggression, where police officers and state troops were killed.

However, he declined to specify the death toll "until the State Attorney General's Office issues the respective information".

In August, 23 people were killed, while 13 more sustained severe injuries as a result of a fire in a bar in Mexico's southern state of Veracruz, the Veracruz General Prosecutor's Office said. According to Razon newspaper, the fire broke out after an attack in which Molotov cocktails were used.

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