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11 dead in Mexican van shooting

world Updated: Jul 07, 2009 10:00 IST
AFP
11 dead in Mexican van shooting

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.”