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5 police shot dead in town outside Mexico City

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VALLE DE BRAVO, Mexico (AP) -- Officials say five police officers were fatally shot after they stopped a vehicle in a town outside Mexico City.

Mexico State prosecutor Alfredo Castillo Cervantes says the municipal officers from the town of Ixtapaluca had stopped the vehicle when a taxi and a van pulled up and a group of attackers opened fire with high-powered weapons.

Castillo said Tuesday investigators suspected the Monday attack was an attempt to free people who had been stopped by the police. Two civilians were found at the scene, one dead and one wounded and unconscious. Police assume they were among the attackers or the suspects originally stopped by the officers' two patrol cars.

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