A gang of armed assailants have shot to death two men and apparently kidnapped four state police officers in Mexico's southern state of Guerrero.
Roberto Alvarez said in a statement that police have been dispatched to search for the missing officers.
Witnesses reported that the attackers wore masks and military-style gear and were driving in a convoy of eight pickup trucks or SUVs.
The attacks occurred in the rural town of Xochipala, near the state capital.
The region is a major producer of opium poppies, and has been the scene of turf battles between drug gangs.
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