Three Police Slain at Mexico City Airport

Gunmen with suspected ties to a drug cartel, wearing police uniforms, opened fire and killed three federal police officers at a food court in Mexico Citys bustling international airport Monday morning, sending panicked passengers and bystanders to duck for cover under tabletops, according to officials and witnesses.

The grisly incident was the first of its kind at the airport, which is usually packed with locals and foreign tourists. It was also a rare reminder for residents of the relatively safe capital—and less than a week before the countrys presidential elections—of the kinds of killings that happen every day across the country in turf wars between drug gangs that have killed at least 55,000 people in the past six years.

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