Mexico’s vigilantes attack police, take arms

Mexico's vigilantes attack police, take arms

Mexico Vigilantes

Vigilantes attack a local police officer during clashes between local police and self defense groups in the town of Tixtla, Mexico, Monday, Aug. 26, 2013. (AP Photo)

Vigilantes in the southern Mexico state of Guerrero have attacked local police in the town of Tixtla, beaten them and stolen their rifles.

The conflict with the radical “self defense” group threatens a fragile detente that state officials have achieved with vigilantes.

The group armed with hunting rifles mobbed police armed with assault rifles, and stole their guns Monday. The town’s chief of police was wounded, apparently with a machete.

Guerrero Gov. Angel Aguirre says the violence threatens…Full story here: http://www.brownsvilleherald.com/news/article_5a798eec-0f53-11e3-820c-001a4bcf6878.html

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