Mexican cartel kills police in worst attack on law enforcement in years

April 8, 2015 06:42

In one of the deadliest incidences in recent years, 15 police officers were killed in a gang ambush in western Mexico, according to an official with Mexican law enforcement.

five more were wounded in the attack near the rural town of Soyatan as as a convoy carrying the elite state police unit headed to Guadalajara, Mexico's second biggest city, according to AFP.

The perpetrators of the assault are believed to be the "Jalisco New Generation Drug Cartel," who waited for the police convoy in a makeshift bivouac over the last two days.

This marks the deadliest day in Mexican law enforcement since the start of President Enrique Pena Nieto's two-year-old administration, who has vowed to crack down on drug cartels throughout the country.

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