Christ­mas rev­el­ers slain in drug war

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A group of armed men stormed a town in the moun­tains of the west­ern state of Si­naloa on Christ­mas Eve and shot nine men to death with as­sault weapons, then dumped their bod­ies on a sports field as part of a war be­tween Mex­ico’s two most pow­er­ful car­tels, of­fi­cials said Wed­nes­day. Si­naloa state pros­e­cu­tor Marco An­to­nio Higuera Gomez said the nine vic­tims were eat­ing Christ­mas din­ner when gun­men en­tered the town of El Pla­ta­nar de Los On­tiveros on foot, sur­rounded them and opened fire with as­sault ri­fles. They de­cap­i­tated one vic­tim with a ma­chete and dumped the bod­ies on a field, Higuera Gomez said.

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