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Thursday 22 February 2018

Baby among six killed from same family in Mexico gun attack

Four-month-old baby was one of the victims of gun attack on the outskirts of Acapulco
Four-month-old baby was one of the victims of gun attack on the outskirts of Acapulco

Six people from the same family have been killed by armed men in a rural community on the outskirts of Acapulco, authorities in Mexico said.

Guerrero state security spokesman Roberto Alvarez Heredia said the victims in San Pedro Cacahuatepec include three women, a four-month-old baby and a 17-year-old boy.

Three children were also wounded when the gunmen opened fire on Friday on their homes.

It is an area where the federal government wants to build a dam, but the territory is disputed between two community defence groups.

The vigilante-style police groups armed themselves in 2013 and 2014 to fight drug cartels.

AP

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