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Seven killed in Mexico ambush

Mexican officials say seven people have been killed in an ambush in a restive southern state.

A statement from Guerrero state prosecutors said 10 to 15 armed men attacked a group of civilians on Wednesday night in the town of Zitlala, near the city of Chiapa.

A spokesman said that the dead suffered gunshot and stab wounds.

A message related to an organised crime group was said to have been left with one of the bodies, but its content was not made public.