Gunfight kills 28 in Mexico

16:58, May 26, 2011      

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At least 28 people were killed on Wednesday in a gunfight between rival gangs on a highway in Nayarit, a Pacific coast state in Mexico, local authorities said.

A total of 28 bodies were found around 10 abandoned vehicles, and four others were wounded, according to the security forces who rushed to the scene following the accident.

The reason for the shootout remains unclear.

Mexico is notorious for its drug-related violence, which has left over 37,000 people dead since President Felipe Calderon declared war on drug cartels and organized crime shortly after taking office in December 2006.

Source: Xinhua
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