8 police killed in ambush in northern Mexico

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Posted: Oct 11, 2010 3:39 PM
8 police killed in ambush in northern Mexico

Eight police officers have been killed in ambush in northern Mexico.

An official at the Sinaloa state attorney general's office says the gunmen attacked four police cars along a highway in the town of Navolato. A ninth officer was injured.

The official said the gunmen fled, although police found a vehicle several miles (kilometers) from the site that may have belonged to the attackers. The official spoke on condition of anonymity because of security reasons.

Sinaloa is the cradle of a powerful cartel by the same name.

Meanwhile, in the border city of Tijuana, police found the decapitated bodies of two men hung by their feet off a bridge. Their heads were found in a car abandoned on the bridge.