Clashes between criminals and
federal police left 22 people dead in Mexico,
including two officers, authorities said.
The additional 20 people killed are suspected
criminals, federal police said in a statement.
The fighting in Michoacan state on Tuesday
also left 15 injured.
The clashes followed six planned attacks by
criminals in different areas of the state,
including gunbattles on blocked streets with
cars, according to the federal police.
Federal officials are searching for those
responsible and reinforcing security to ensure
the region is safe.