BREAKING: Nearly a Dozen Dead After Gun Battle Near Mexican Beach Resort

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11 people are dead after gunfire was exchanged on the outskirts of the Mexican city of Acapulco, according to state officials.

The fight was between residents of a small town and a local community police force. 8 of the fatalities were local residents. After Army soldiers and state authorities later moved into the town, 3 members of the community police were shot dead after resisting them. Another 30 of the local police were arrested. Violence in the area has been exacerbated by the illegal drug trade. (source) 6:01 p.m. ET January 7, 2018

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