Armed assailants killed 10 people at a pool hall in an industrial area of central Mexico plagued by drug cartel-related violence, authorities said Thursday.
According to the regional prosecutor’s office, the massacre took place on Wednesday night in the municipality of Tarimor in the state of Guanajuato.
Nine bodies were found at the scene and another died in hospital, it said.
Guanajuato’s governor, Diego Sinhue Rodriguez, condemned what he called a “cowardly attack” and promised to restore order.
Guanajuato has become one of Mexico’s most violent states due to conflicts between the Santa Rosa de Lima and Jalisco New Generation cartels, which fight to control drug and stolen fuel trafficking.
Since December 2006, when the government launched a controversial military anti-narcotics campaign, Mexico has recorded more than 340,000 killings, according to official statistics.
Authorities blamed organized crime for most of the killings.
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