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Mexico clashes kill 22 , including police officers

From Eduardo Aragon and Nelson Quinones, CNN
updated 7:14 AM EDT, Wed July 24, 2013
(File photo) An armed member of 'community police' keeps watch in Michoacan State, Mexico, on May 22, 2013.
(File photo) An armed member of 'community police' keeps watch in Michoacan State, Mexico, on May 22, 2013.
STORY HIGHLIGHTS
  • The fighting in Michoacan state also leaves 15 injured
  • Police: Of the 22 people killed, two are officers

(CNN) -- Clashes between criminals and federal police left 22 people dead in Mexico, including two officers, authorities said.

The additional 20 people killed are suspected criminals, federal police said in a statement. The fighting in Michoacan state on Tuesday also left 15 injured.

The clashes followed six planned attacks by criminals in different areas of the state, including gunbattles on blocked streets with cars, according to the federal police.

Federal officials are searching for those responsible and reinforcing security to ensure the region is safe.

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