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Eleven dead after gun battle erupts outside Mexican beach resort

8 January 2018

In a Mexican seaside resort, the exchange of gunfire took place in a farming community. The violence left 11 dead, state officials said yesterday. It followed the elements of community police detailed a young man for disorderly conduct during town festivities. Among the fatalities were eight local residents and three members of the community police. Another 30 members of the self-appointed community police force were arrested in the operation.