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Gunmen in Acapulco attack police at headquarters, hotel

Armed men in Mexico have launched near-simultaneous assaults on police in the resort city of Acapulco, setting off shootouts in which one attacker was killed and one officer wounded.

The attacks took place Sunday night against federal police's local headquarters in a beachside tourist quarter and a hotel across town where its agents were lodged.

Two security officials said an attacker was killed and his body was recovered in a vehicle that was left behind, while an officer was wounded in the leg. They were not authorized to discuss the matter publicly and spoke on condition of anonymity.

Guerrero state Attorney General Javier Olea told journalists the attacks may have been a response to recent detentions of drug cartel leaders, but did not give more details.