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Gunmen ambush, kill 12 police officers in Mexico

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ACAPULCO, Mexico (AP) -- Authorities say gunmen ambushed and killed 12 police officers who were searching for the bodies of 10 people whose heads were found in southern Guerrero state.

Guerrero state police spokesman Arturo Martinez says the state and local officers were ambushed Sunday night in the town of Teloloapan. Another 11 officers were wounded.

Martinez said Monday the officer were searching for the bodies of seven men and three women whose severed head were dumped outside a slaughterhouse earlier Sunday when they were attacked.

The heads were left with a message threatening the La Familia drug cartel.

Teloloapan is in a mountainous zone known as Tierra Caliente that is plagued by drug violence.

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