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Police killed in Mexican drug war

Officials in Mexico say 12 people who were tortured before being shot dead were off-duty federal agents.

The 11 men and one woman were killed in Michoacan state, where the police are engaged in an intense battle with local drug gangs.

Fiona Werge reports.

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