Sunday, March 24, 2013

Authorities say that the bodies of seven men were found in plastic chairs placed along the side of a street in the drug-plagued Mexican state of Michoacan, while another seven people, including three federal agents, were killed in neighboring Guerrero

Michoacan's Attorney General's Office said in a statement that the seven bodies had bullet wounds and had been placed individually in the sitting position in chairs near a traffic circle in the city of Uruapan. The office did not provide a motive for killings. In Guerrero state, authorities said that armed men opened fire in a bar in Ciudad Altamirano. Four civilians and three off-duty federal agents were killed. Both states on Mexico's western coast have seen a surge of violence in recent years attributed to drug cartels.

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