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Mexico killings: 12 dead in string of shootings, fuel thieves suspected

Fuel pipeline theft is a growing problem in Mexico, with regular shootings between gangs and sometimes police or soldiers

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Mexican authorities say 12 people have died in the central state of in a string of shootings being investigated as possible score-settling by rival gangs of thieves. The state prosecutor's office reports Tuesday that three men and a woman were slain at a in the state capital.

Another man was shot dead while driving in the suburb of Chachapa. And two more were while riding in a pickup truck in the municipality of Amozoc de Mota, which contains Chachapa. In a separate statement late Monday, c prosecutors said gunmen in an SUV shot dead five people who were drinking on a lot around midday in Tlaltenango. pipeline theft is a growing problem in Mexico, with regular shootings between gangs and sometimes police or soldiers.

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First Published: Wed, November 01 2017. 08:32 IST
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