Two US government employees shot in Mexico vehicle attack

Two US government employees have been shot and wounded during an attack near Mexico City, AP has reported.

One was hit in the stomach and hand and the other suffered a wound to the leg when their vehicle came under fire on a motorway leading to the city of Cuernavaca, an official said.

The shooting occurred on road winding through a mountainous area where drug gangs, common criminals and rebels have been known to be active in the past.