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Dec 17, 6:24 PM EST

Death toll in clash in western Mexico rises to 11

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MEXICO CITY (AP) -- A Mexican official says the death toll from a clash between two rural police groups has risen to 11.

Federal commissioner Alfredo Castillo says the confrontation Tuesday was the result of the rivalry between two groups of former vigilantes that have been converted into the state's new Rural Forces. He said Wednesday that the group headed by Hipolito Mora was attacked by a group led by Luis Antonio Torres Morales, "El Americano," both leaders of the original self-defense groups that rose up nearly two years ago to fight drug traffickers in the western state of Michoacan.

Both groups have since converted into the Rural Forces, a new police force created by the federal government earlier this year to get the vigilantes to register and put down illegal arms.

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