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Officials: 10 Killed in Rural Mexican Town

Posted at: 03/04/2013 11:26 AM

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MEXICO CITY (AP) - Officials say 10 people have been found shot to death in a rural area in the Mexican state of Guerrero.

The state prosecutor's office said the group of men and women were found slain Sunday afternoon by soldiers responding to reports of a shooting in San Pablo Oriente, a village near Guerrero's border with Michoacan state.

The Knights Templar cartel, which controls much of Michoacan, has been fighting rivals along its borders with other states including Guerrero, where a variety of smaller cartels control drug-smuggling and other criminal activities.

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