Gunmen kill 14 in gang-plagued Mexican state on U.S. border

07/09/16 Reuters

Gunmen killed 14 people in northeastern Mexico early on Saturday in two attacks likely sparked by gang wars in the state of Tamaulipas, the local government said.

State interior minister Herminio Garza Palacios said the shootings took place in Ciudad Victoria, capital of Tamualipas, a state on the Gulf of Mexico that has been mired in violence between warring drug cartels for years.

In the first attack, armed men entered a house in a neighborhood near the center of Ciudad Victoria at 7 a.m. local time (1200 GMT), killing 11 members of one family.

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