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Attack on a holiday party in Mexico left 12 dead: Authorities – Magazine Creations

Twelve people were killed in an attack when a group opened fire on them at a holiday party on Sunday in the central Mexican state of Guanajuato. according to Reuters.

Mexican authorities said the attack took place at dawn in the city of Salvatierra.

Officials said the attack occurred when an armed group opened fire on partygoers attending a posada, which is a traditional Mexican party held in the days before Christmas.

The state attorney general’s office announced the deadly attack on X, the platform formerly known as Twitter, that 12 people were killed, but that further details of the attack and the identities of the victims have not yet been released.

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Authorities work at the scene where members of an armed group opened fire on attendees of a posada, in Salvatierra, Guanajuato state, Mexico, December 17, 2023. (REUTERS/Juan Moreno)

In recent years, Guanajuato, home to a significant number of car and aerospace factories, has become one of the country’s most violent states amid tension between powerful drug-trafficking groups, according to statistics.

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Reuters contributed to this story.

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