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9 killed in violence in Mexico

Mexican authorities say nine men were killed in the Acapulco area, including one who was burned after being slain.

world Updated: Dec 07, 2010 11:50 IST

Mexican authorities say nine men were killed in the Acapulco area, including one who was burned after being slain.

The Guerrero public safety department said five of the bodies were discovered in Acapulco and the rest in nearby neighborhoods on Sunday. The men's ages ranged from 25 to 50.

Eight of the men were shot but it's unclear how the ninth man died before his remains were burned.

It has been a particularly violent weekend in Acapulco. Police said on Saturday that the headless bodies of two men were hung from a freeway overpass in the resort city.

Authorities say the battle for control of the fractured Beltran Leyva cartel is responsible for the rising violence in Acapulco.