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17 bodies found with gunshot wounds in Mexico

MEXICO CITY: Mexican authorities found Sunday the bodies of 17 men, with gunshot wounds and most of them tied up in chains, in a state that is a particularly violent battleground for rival drug cartels.

Jalisco state attorney general Tomas Coronado quoted witnesses as saying that people in trucks stopped along a road and tossed the bodies out in the western state.

Some 60,000 people have died in drug-related violence in Mexico since 2006, when the government ordered federal troops to take on the cartels.

 

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