Sunday, April 25, 2010

Gunmen kill 4, wound top security official in Michoacan

Gunmen armed with high-caliber weapons ambushed the top security official in Mexican President Felipe Calderon's home state early Saturday, wounding her and killing at least four other people.Minerva Bautista Gomez, public security minister for Michoacan state, had just left ceremonies in Morelia launching a state fair, which she attended with the governor and other high-ranking officials. Within a mile, her armored SUV and bodyguard escort came under fire from assailants who had blocked the highway with a disabled trailer, trapping the minister and her entourage. In the fierce gun battle that followed, two of Bautista's bodyguards and two motorists were killed. At least 10 people, including Bautista, were wounded. The gunmen escaped...more

This is not a border state...the violence may be moving inland.

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