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MEXICO CITY – An attack on a police convoy in the western Mexico state of Jalisco has left at least some officers wounded, marking the latest in a growing series of confrontations between law enforcement and criminal gangs.
The Jalisco state prosecutors' office did not say how many officers were wounded in the shootout late Monday in a rural area.
Some local media reported as many as 15 dead. The prosecutors' office could not confirm those accounts Tuesday.
On March 19, gunmen in Jalisco ambushed a federal police convoy, killing five officers. On March 30, gunmen ambushed and tried to kill the state security commissioner.
Jalisco is home to a powerful drug cartel known as "Jalisco New Generation." Prosecutors would not say whether that gang was involved in the attack.