Police chief killed in Mexico

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The Independent Online
Gunmen ambushed and killed the chief of police and his bodyguard in the latest assassination of a public figure in this Mexican border city, AP reports from Tijuana. The murders of Police Chief Jose Federico Benitez Lopez and his bodyguard on Thursday were sure to fuel rumours of a conspiracy surrounding the assassination here a month ago of Mexico's leading presidential candidate, Luis Donaldo Colosio. Benitez and his bodyguard were leaving the city's airport after investigating a bomb hoax.