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Mexico: Attack on U.S. Embassy car was an accident

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MEXICO CITY (AP) - Mexican officials are indicating that a shooting by federal agents against two CIA agents and a Mexican navy captain in a U.S. Embassy vehicle was an accident and not a deliberate attack.

Navy Secretary Mariano Francisco Saynez says the attack on the bulletproof SUV "was an error and not a malicious act."

Interior Minister Alejandro Poire says federal police officials were investigating a kidnapping that had taken place a day before near where the shooting happened. He wouldn't give any other details Tuesday "out of respect for the kidnapping victim."

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Federal Police regional security chief Luis Cardenas Palomino also told reporters over the weekend that agents were investigating a kidnapping and that his agency was cooperating with investigators.

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