12 bodies found in clandestine graves in Mexico

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Chilpancingo, Mexico—Authorities have unearthed 12 bodies in clandestine graves in Mexico’s violence-plagued southern state of Guerrero, officials said Wednesday. The pits were found on a mountain near the village of Pocjahuxco, part of the municipality of Zitla, a region where drug cartels have been fighting over control of criminal operations.
Seven bodies were exhumed on Tuesday and another five on Wednesday, said Roberto Alvarez, the state’s public safety spokesman.
State prosecutors are investigating the crime scene, while soldiers and police guard the area, Alvarez said in a brief statement.—APP