U.S. Embassy Car Targeted in Mexico

    FILE - In this Aug. 24, 2012. file photo, an armored U.S. embassy vehicle is checked by military personal after it was attacked by unknown assailants on the highway leading to the city of Cuernavaca, near Tres Marias, Mexico. A senior U.S. official says there is strong circumstantial evidence that Mexican federal police who fired on a U.S. embassy vehicle, wounding two CIA agents, were working for organized crime on a targeted assassination attempt. (AP Photo/Alexandre Meneghini, File)

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    Another attack? A U.S. Embassy vehicle that was fired on by Mexican federal police on Aug. 24 may have been the target of an assassination attempt. A senior U.S. official tells the Associated Press that there is strong evidence that the officers were working for an organized-crime cartel when they shot at an armored SUV marked with diplomatic license plates near Mexico City. At the time, Mexican federal police said the shooting was a misunderstanding, as officers were at the time investigating a kidnapping in the area. The U.S. official tells the AP he doesn’t buy it: "That's not a 'We're trying to shake down a couple people for a traffic violation’ sort of operation. That's a 'We are specifically trying to kill the people in this vehicle.’”

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