14 killed in 2 drug-plagued Mexican states

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Associated Press

Posted on March 24, 2013 at 12:02 AM

Updated Sunday, Mar 24 at 1:04 AM

MORELIA, Mexico (AP) — Authorities say the bodies of seven men were found in plastic chairs placed along the side of a street in the drug cartel-plagued Mexican state of Michoacan, while another seven people were killed in the neighboring Guerrero.

Michoacan's Attorney General's Office said in a statement Saturday that the seven bodies had bullet wounds and had been placed individually in the sitting position in chairs near a traffic circle in the city of Uruapan. The office did not provide a motive for killings.

In Guerrero, authorities said armed men burst into a bar in Ciudad Altamirano and opened fire late Friday. Four civilians and three off-duty federal agents were killed.

Both states on Mexico's western coast have seen a surge of violence in recent years attribute to drug cartels.

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