Mexico towns lose power in suspected cartel sabotage


Unidentified assailants armed with guns and Molotov cocktails attacked power stations in a violence-torn western Mexican state Sunday, leaving 11 towns without electricity in a suspected drug cartel attack.

The interior ministry said in a statement that national power company equipment, six gas stations and a convenience store were targeted in 11 towns in the state of Michoacan, but that nobody was hurt .

The statement did not identify the assailants, and interior ministry spokesman Eduardo Sanchez said authorities were investigation the attacks.