Agents of the Jalisco Attorney stand guard at the site where four police officers and eight members of the organized crime were killed, and six others were wounded, in a confrontation in El Salto, Jalisco state, Mexico, on June 23, 2022. AFP PHOTOGuadalajara, Mexico: A gun battle left four police officers and eight suspected gang members dead in Mexico's western state of Jalisco, authorities said Thursday (Friday in Manila). The clash happened on Wednesday night at a house in El Salto on the outskirts of the city of Guadalajara and, according to witnesses, lasted for more than an hour. Eight suspects were killed and three others seriously injured, Jalisco Governor Enrique Alfaro said. More than 340,000 people have been killed in a spiral of bloodshed in Mexico since the government deployed the army to fight drug cartels in 2006.
Source: Manila Times June 24, 2022 09:15 UTC