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With a “cowardly attack”… 10 men were shot dead in a billiards hall in Mexico


Ten men were shot dead by gunmen who opened fire inside a billiards hall in Guanajuato, the central Mexican state with the highest level of violence, authorities said yesterday.

The state’s Public Prosecution said that the massacre took place on Wednesday evening in Tarimoro district, noting that nine of the dead were found dead inside the hall, while the tenth was wounded and taken to hospital, where he died.

In a tweet on the social networking site “Twitter”, Diego Sinho Rodriguez, the governor of Guanajuato, denounced the “cowardly attack”, promising to restore order in the state.

Guanajuato, the prosperous industrial state, has become the most violent in Mexico because of the conflict in it between the “Santa Rosa de Lima” and “Jalisco Nueva Generation” gangs, which are especially active in drug smuggling and fuel theft.