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Thug Attack Kills 10 on Mexican Ranch

Organized crime cited; 2nd shooting in 2 days to target rancher
By Matt Cantor,  Newser Staff
Posted May 5, 2008 5:48 AM CDT
Thug Attack Kills 10 on Mexican Ranch
Residents carry the coffin containing the body of Alejandro Alba, killed in a gun attack on a cattle ranch, during his burial in Petatlan, Mexico, Sunday, May 4, 2008.    (AP Photo)

(Newser) – Sixty gunmen opened fire on a Mexican ranch yesterday, killing 10 and injuring six more, AFP reports. The shooting came a day after another in the same state killed at least seven. Both attacks were on the head of a local cattlemens' organization; both carried signs of organized crime in a wave of violence linked to drug cartels. The motive for yesterday’s shooting was unclear, the BBC notes. (Read more Mexico stories.)

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