LATEST NEWS
Top Stories
U.S.
World
Business
Technology
Sports
World Cup
Entertainment
Health
Politics
Offbeat
Weather
Advertisement


Dec 17, 6:24 PM EST

Death toll in clash in western Mexico rises to 11

AP Photo
AP Photo/Gustavo Aguado
World Video

Buy AP Photo Reprints
Interactive
Drug Lords' Aliases
Mexican cartels reaching farther into U.S.

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.

© 2014 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed. Learn more about our Privacy Policy and Terms of Use.

SPECIAL SECTIONS
Hourly News Summary
(AUDIO)
Video of the Day
The Day in Photos
PhotoWeek
SportsWeek
MULTIMEDIA
Mideast in Depth
Yucca Mountain
Obesity in America
Where The Towers Stood
Red Planet Rising
Wildfires
Advertisement
   

Copyright 2002 Associated Press. All rights reserved.
This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.
Comments and questions