An attack on a police convoy in the town of San Sebastián del Oestem, 70 km outside of Puerto Vallarta, killed 15 state police officers and wounded five, marking the deadliest single attack on police in Mexico in recent memory.
The Monday ambush in a rural area of Jalisco left police vehicles burned and riddled with bullet holes. It was the largest death toll in a single attack on law enforcement since 12 federal police officers were killed in neighboring state of Michoacan in 2010.
The Jalisco state prosecutors' office said several officers had been hit in the shootout . . .