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Mexican authorities said that unidentified gunmen stormed a funeral in the central city of Celaya, on Thursday, and shot dead 9 people in one of the worst violent incidents in the country in recent weeks.

In a statement, the city council said that a person was also injured in the attack outside a house where the funeral took place in a suburb of western Celaya.

Celaya is located in the state of Guanajuato, one of the hotbeds of gang warfare in the past few years, and it is a major center of the auto industry

Heavy gunfire could be heard in video footage filmed near the attack and broadcast by Mexican media.

President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador had pledged upon taking office two years ago to curb the growing violence, but the killings continued to escalate.

Source: “Reuters”

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