Gunmen kill 7 in Mexico resort

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Armed men stormed a resort in the central Mexican state of Guanajuato on Saturday killing seven people, including a child.

Social media footage showed the aftermath of the attack in a palm-studded resort in the small town of Cortazar, about 65 km (40 miles) south of the Guanajuato city.

Cortazar’s local security department said it was not clear who was behind the shooting that killed the seven-year-old, three men and three women. It added that one person was seriously injured in the La Palma resort.

Video taken soon after the attack showed shocked adults and children walking past piles of dead bodies near a swimming pool.

“After the attack, (the attackers) fled, but not before causing damage to the resort store and taking the security cameras and the monitor,” Cortazar’s security department said in a statement.

The region is increasingly plagued by drug cartel violence. In recent years rival drug cartels have been waging brutal battles to control territory and trafficking routes through the state.

 

Zainab Sa’id

Source Reuters 

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