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Gunmen wound officers protecting governor in Chihuahua state

April 08, 2018 - 7:48 AM

MEXICO CITY - Authorities in the northern Mexican state of Chihuahua say that police who were providing security for the governor have been attacked.

Gov. Javier Corral was not harmed.

In a statement, the Chihuahua state prosecutors' office says that officers noticed a suspicious vehicle Saturday afternoon. Occupants of the vehicle then opened fire on them. The police were wounded, but their injuries were not life-threatening.

Local press reported that the three officers were in a patrol vehicle outside a convenience store near the entrance of a country club where Corral was playing golf. The state government did not immediately respond to a request for more details.

The prosecutors' office says there have been other recent attacks against state police.

News from © The Associated Press, 2018
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