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Gunmen kidnapped 7 tourists in Mexico

world Updated: May 18, 2008 10:22 IST
7 Mexican tourists kidnapped on main highway to Acapulco

Police say gunmen kidnapped seven Mexican tourists in a rare attack on a heavily-patrolled, four-lane highway leading into the Pacific coast resort town of Acapulco. Police in Mexico's southern Guerrero state say the seven men were kidnapped on Saturday about 100 kilometers (60 miles) north of Acapulco.

One man escaped and told police that gunmen had stopped his companions' car and forced them into three vehicles in which they were traveling.

Police found blood stains and 37 bullet holes in the victims' car.

Kidnappings and gun battles have plagued Acapulco in recent years, but they seldom occur on the main highway, where armed guards are stationed at many toll booths.