22 police held following southern Mexico violence

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ACAPULCO, Mexico (AP) — Authorities said Sunday that 22 local police have been arrested following the deaths of six people in the Mexican state of Guerrero.

Unidentified gunman and numerous officers were involved in several violent incidents that killed six people late Friday and early Saturday in Iguala, about 200 kilometers (125 miles) south of Mexico City.

State Attorney General Inaki Blanco Cabrera said that three students were killed in two separate incidents. Another three people died in an attack on a bus — a minor who belonged to a soccer team, a woman and the bus driver.

The violence began when police clashed with students from a teachers college who had seized three buses. Gunmen later fired shots on a highway, striking at least two taxis and a bus carrying a local soccer team.

Officials in Iguala appealed for calm until it becomes clear what transpired and National Human Rights Commission said that it had started an investigation.

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