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15 shot dead, 9 hurt in bloody night for Mexico's Monterrey

AP  |  Monterrey 

An unusually violent night in the northern Mexican city of has left at least 15 dead and nine wounded. Most died in bar shootings.

The says in a statement that the attacks took place in the municipalities of Monterrey, and late Saturday and early Sunday.

Six nightspots were attacked in all, and an at the prosecutors' office said the death toll could rise due to the severity of some of the injuries. It was not immediately clear if the incidents were linked. The spoke on condition of anonymity due to security concerns.

It has been years since has seen such a bloody night. In 2011, 20 people were shot dead at a bar in a central neighbourhood.

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First Published: Sun, July 08 2018. 23:40 IST