24 Dec 2012

Police ambushed

2:09 pm on 24 December 2012

Gunmen in Mexico have ambushed and killed four police officers in central Michoacan state, where rival drug cartels have been fighting a turf war.

The BBC reports five other police officers were wounded in the attack, near the town of Brisenas.

The police chief there and three other officials remain missing after being kidnapped in Brisenas earlier this month.