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11 dead in Mexican van shooting

world Updated: Jul 07, 2009 10:00 IST

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Eleven people were shot dead in the southern Mexican state of Guerrero on Sunday, local officials said on Tuesday.

The seven men and four women were passengers in a van traveling in sourthern Pacific state, home to the popular tourist resort of Acapulco. Two other passengers were injured.

In a statement on Tuesday the local security ministry said that theattackers had used “high caliber firearms.”