Five state policemen died and two were injured after an ambush on Friday near the municipality of San Vicente Coatlán, in the central region of the state of Oaxaca (southern Mexico), authorities said Saturday.
According to a statement from the Secretary of Public Security of the state, the events occurred at approximately 18.00 local hours on Friday (00.00 GMT) when the officers made security and surveillance tours at the height of the place called "La Cementera".
From that locality, an attack was reported with gunshots at state police officers, presumably at the hands of inhabitants of San Vicente Coatlán.
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