The Herald

Festive killing spree sees 13 die in Mexico


MEXICO’S plague of violence continued on Christmas Day with the discovery of six decapitate­d heads in one state and the killing of seven people in another.

The Michoacan state prosecutor’s office said the six heads were found in Jiquilpan, a municipali­ty near the state of Jalisco in a region that has been a battlegrou­nd between competing drug gangs in recent years.

It said the six men had not yet been identified and their bodies had not been found.

State security officials in the neighbouri­ng state of Guerrero said gunmen entered a house and shot dead seven people in the municipali­ty of Atoyac de Alvarez. Five were members of one family and two were a married couple. Two of the seven killed were municipal police officers and one a state police officer.

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