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Attack by gunmen to free prisoner kills 6 police in Mexico

AP  |  Mexico City 

Authorities in western say a band of gunmen attacked police in an apparent bid to free a prisoner, and six officers were killed.

Monday's attack was the most serious by criminal gangs since took office Saturday pledging to quell violence in

The of Jalisco state says the gunmen were travelling in three vehicles and attacked the police patrol near a highway. says one of the attackers was wounded and is in custody.

The other attackers fled and set up two roadblocks with burning vehicles. Drug cartels in often use such barricades to cover their escape.

The state is home to the Jalisco New Generation drug cartel.

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First Published: Tue, December 04 2018. 10:06 IST