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Mexico: 5 slain in bar shooting in Salamanca, Guanajuato

/ 07:45 AM October 11, 2019

MEXICO CITY — Armed attackers have killed five people at a bar in the Mexican city of Salamanca in north-central Guanajuato state.

National newspaper El Universal reported that the assailants burst into the bar in the city center around 1:30 a.m. and began shooting at customers and employees.

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The Salamanca city government confirms the killings in a statement, saying the victims were shot dead before dawn Thursday but giving no further details.

Guanajuato has been a largely peaceful state with farming, industry, and the colonial tourist magnets of its eponymous capital and San Miguel de Allende.

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But killings have surged of late. In the first eight months of this year, 2,275 homicides were registered – almost 2.5 times the number seen in the same period two years earlier. /kga

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