Mexican authorities say two state police officers and six other people 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 on Thursday afternoon near Ometepec.
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Suastegui says the police encountered the suspected kidnappers on the highway and pursued them around 1:30 pm.
It is not immediately clear what happened to the kidnap victim.