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Gunmen Attack Federal Forces In Mexico MORELIA, Mexico

Arnoldo Rueda Medina aka "La Minsa" -- a member of drug traffickers gang "La Familia Michoacana"-- is presented in a press conference at the Mexican Federal Police headquarters in Mexico City, on July 11, 2009.

Gunmen boldly attacked federal forces across the western state of Michoacan on Saturday, killing five federal agents and two soldiers after the capture of a suspected drug cartel operative.

Ten other federal agents were wounded in the ambushes.

Convoys of heavily armed gunmen tossed grenades and opened fire on police stations in the state capital of Morelia and in five other cities between 5 a.m. and 9 a.m. Saturday. Assailants also shot up a hotel where federal agents were staying in Apatzingan, according to the state attorney general's office.

The attacks were among the boldest frontal offenses carried out against the government. They appeared to be in retaliatio

Added: Jul-12-2009 
By: barnesy
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