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72 bodies found in Northern Mexico

By Andy Rice 25 August 2010

Mexican marines found the dumped bodies of 72 victims in Northern Mexico on Tuesday, after a shootout with armed men suspected to be linked to a drug cartel. One marine and three gunmen died in the battle. The bodies of 54 men and 14 women were found after a wounded men approached marines at a checkpoint, saying he had been attacked by gunmen at a nearby location. The drug-cartel dumping ground is the largest of its kind found since Mexico's President Felipe Calderon began a crackdown on drug trafficking in the country. Over 28,000 people have since been killed in drug-related violence. Read more: The AP, via the New York Times.

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