Policeman at the scene of a shootout in Mexico City's main airport.
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Policemen die in Mexico City airport shootout

26 June 2012 Last updated at 02:42 BST

Three policemen have been killed in a shootout at Mexico City's main airport.

The security ministry said the federal officers had been sent to detain suspects in a drug-trafficking case.

Passengers dived for cover when the suspects opened fire, killing two officers immediately and injuring a third who later died in hospital.

Witnesses said the shooting happened in the food hall of Terminal 2.

Will Grant reports from Mexico City.