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11 Killed Amid Violent Clashes Between Gunmen, Police in Mexico

11 people are killed amid violent clashes between gunmen, local police, and state police outside a beach resort in Mexico.
According to reports, a shootout erupted after several gunmen ambushed local police near the town of Acapulco on Sunday.
Officials say state police then responded to the scene to defuse the situation, which led to a second shootout.
Top Mexican authorities arrested police officers following a a gunfight with local residents. (Photo/Reuters)
Authorities say at least 30 local police officers were arrested on suspicion of several crimes, including murder and drug trafficking.
This incident comes as reports reveal the city’s alarming crime rate has escalated over the years with at least 12,000 murders committed in the first six months of 2017.
The region has been plagued by gang violence that stems from drug production and distribution.

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