Nine killed in land conflict in Mexico's Oaxaca region

November 26, 2023 / 10:11 AM
Sharjah24 - AFP: Nine people were killed on Saturday when gunmen shot at a pickup truck in the Mexican state of Oaxaca, the local prosecutor's office said, indicating that peasant conflicts over land may have sparked the violence.
Gunmen fired on the truck as it carried people from the municipality of Santiago Mitlatongo to the town of Nochixtlan, where they were "ambushed," the prosecutor's office said in a statement.

"This caused nine people to lose their lives on the spot," while four others three women and one man were wounded and taken to a local hospital, the statement said.

Prosecutors were seeking to determine the identities of the attackers, it added.
November 26, 2023 / 10:11 AM

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