Mass grave found in Michoacan state

Feb 07, 2014, 7:07 AM EST
Teenagers stand near a broken bridge due to heavy rains caused by two storms battering the country, in El Infiernillo, Michoacan state, Mexico on September 16, 2013
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Mexican police have found a mass grave containing at least 20 bodies in the small municipality of Tinguindin, in troubled western Michoacan state. In nearby Zacan, the severed heads of four men were discovered by residents early on Thursday. Vigilante groups began an offensive in the area a month ago against the notorious Knights Templar drug cartel. A spokesman for the groups said the killings were probably a revenge attack carried out by the drug cartel.

 

Background:

Mexico police find mass grave and severed heads in Michoacan [BBC]

Police find 4 human heads in western Mexico [Fox News Latino]

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