Violent Weekend Leaves More Than 20 Dead In Mexico


Violent weekend leaves more than 20 dead in Mexico

MEXICO CITY,(APP - UrduPoint / Pakistan Point News - 1st Augst,2016) - More than 20 people were killed in three Mexican states plagued by drug violence over the weekend, with 11 found dead in a single day in Acapulco, authorities said. The deaths in Acapulco occurred in five different locations of the Pacific resort on Sunday amid an increase in homicides across the country this year. Gunmen killed three people at a bar; two men and one woman were found dead in a car near a cemetery with signs of torture and their feet and hands tied; and three bodies were exhumed from a clandestine grave on the outskirts of the city.

Two other people were shot dead in separate incidents in Acapulco, which is among the most violent cities in the world outside war zones, with 111 homicides per 100,000 inhabitants in 2015. Acapulco is in the state of Guerrero, where seven people were found dead on Saturday in the town of Tepecoacuilco de Trujano. Elsewhere in Mexico, a soldier and four suspected drug gang members died in two clashes on Sunday in Nuevo Laredo, a city bordering the United States in the northeastern state of Tamaulipas.

Six other soldiers were wounded.