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Mexican president: US SUV shooting unacceptable


Mexican President Felipe Calderon says he "deeply regrets" the shooting attack on a U.S. Embassy vehicle by federal police last week, and promises a "thorough investigation with all rigor and severity."

   Calderon says that whether the shooting was "due to complicity, a lack of training, a lack of trustworthiness, these events are unacceptable."

   He says "we cannot allow these things to happen."

   Calderon made the remarks Tuesday at an anti-crime conference in Mexico City attended by U.S. Ambassador Anthony Wayne.

   Two U.S. Embassy personnel suffered non-life-threatening injuries on Friday when federal police opened fire on their bullet-proof sport utility vehicle on a rural road just south of Mexico City.

   Prosecutors are holding 12 federal agents under house arrest pending possible charges of abuse of authority.

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