Car bomb in central Mexico kills police officer

Mexican authorities say a car bomb has killed a police commander and wounded three officers in the central state of Hidalgo.

Last Updated: Jan 23, 2011, 10:12 AM IST

Pachuca: Mexican authorities say
a car bomb has killed a police commander and wounded three
officers in the central state of Hidalgo.

State Public Safety Secretary Damian Canales Mena says
the officers were checking out a tip that a body was in the
trunk when the vehicle exploded.

Canales Mena says investigators suspect the Zetas drug
cartel is behind yesterday`s attack in the town of Tula.

He says it could be revenge for the recent killings of
several cartel members by police.

Hidalgo is the home state of alleged Zetas leader
Heriberto Lazcano Lazcano and a central transit point for
drugs.

PTI