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Eight killed in kidnap shootout

two police officers and six others are dead following a gunfight in the southern Mexico state of Guerrero.

State prosecutors spokesman Randy Suastegui says gunmen fired on state police who were responding to a reported kidnapping near Ometepec.

Suastegui says the police encountered the suspected kidnappers on the highway and pursued them around 1:30 p.m.

It is not immediately clear what happened to the kidnap victim.