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Mexican Police Officers Suspended After Mob Killing of Agents

At least two senior Mexican police officers have been suspended for alleged negligence in connection with the mob killings this past week of two police agents.

The agents were beaten and burned alive on the outskirts of Mexico City Tuesday while they were taking pictures outside a school as part of an operation against drug dealing. A third agent was severely injured in the incident.

The crowd had reportedly confused the agents with child kidnappers.

Some policemen have told investigators that higher-ranking officers stood in the way of a timely rescue. Local media had been reporting on the mob violence near the school several hours before the killings.

Some information provided by AP, AFP and Reuters.