More corpses found in clandestine grave in northern Mexico

13:28, May 02, 2011      

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Mexico's federal police found at least nine corpses in a clandestine grave in Durango state, north of the country, authorities said on Sunday.

According to a statement of the General Prosecutor's Office of Durango, the corpses were found on Friday evening in Los Herrera locality of Santiago Papasquiaro municipality.

This is the third clandestine grave discovered in Durango recently. The other two were discovered in Durango city, capital of the state, and 104 corpses had been discovered.

Local media reports said some 36,000 people had died across the country since November 2006, when President Felipe Calderon launched a war against organized crime.

Source: Xinhua
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