43 killed in Mexico shootout

(CNN) – A three-hour shootout between Mexican security forces and unidentified gunmen Friday left 42 of the gunmen dead, as well as one federal police officer, officials said.

Three gunmen were arrested.

The lengthy firefight erupted in the town of Tanhuato, Michoacan state, when a joint force of federal and state security forces encountered the gunmen in the course of an investigation, Mexican National Security Commissioner Monte Alejandro Rubido said at a news conference.

The gunmen belonged to a criminal organization operating in the neighboring state of Jalisco, Rubido said, though he didn’t name the group.
 
 
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