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Hitmen admit killing 17 Mexican students – prosecutor

/ 08:42 AM October 06, 2014
Mexico Missing Students

Students and the relatives of missing students unfurl a banner as they block a main highway in Chilpancingo, Mexico, Sunday, Oct. 5, 2014. Protesters are demanding answers a day after security forces, investigating the role of municipal police in clashes a week ago, found a mass grave, raising fears the pits might hold 43 students missing since the violence that also resulted in six shooting deaths. AP

ACAPULCO – Two gang hitmen have admitted to killing 17 of 43 students missing in southern Mexico since last week, a top prosecutor said Sunday.

Inaky Blanco, chief prosecutor of Guerrero state, also said 28 bodies were recovered from a mass grave outside the town of Iguala but that it would take at least two weeks to determine if they are part of the group of missing students.

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