Attack in western Mexico leaves police officers wounded in latest clash with criminal gangs

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.