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Gunmen kill 5 in northern Mexico

Authorities in northern Mexico say gunmen ambushed a pickup truck in the rugged mountains of Chihuahua state, killing five men.

world Updated: Sep 14, 2012 08:20 IST

Authorities in northern Mexico say gunmen ambushed a pickup truck in the rugged mountains of Chihuahua state, killing five men.

Chihuahua state prosecutors' spokesman Carlos Gonzalez said yesterday that two teenage boys are among the victims in the attack in the town of Guadalupe y Calvo.

Gonzalez says the assailants were waiting in a vehicle parked along a dirt road and opened fire as the pickup truck went by Wednesday night.

He says an 8-year-old boy was seriously wounded. The area where Guadalupe y Calvo is located is in Mexico's "golden triangle" region. The area, which straddles Sinaloa, Durango and Chihuahua states, is known for drug cultivation and trafficking.