MEXICO CITY (AP) -- Mexican officials say a group of armed men attacked people traveling by bus through the Gulf coast state of Veracruz, killing seven.
The state prosecutor's office says in a statement that the same gunmen killed four other people in the Veracruz town of El Higo. Both attacks took place early Thursday.
The statement says that law-enforcement agents confronted the gunmen, killing five in a gunbattle.
On Wednesday, federal officials announced they were disbanding the police in the state's port city of Veracruz and sending in units of marines to patrol the streets.
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