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Unidentified gunmen opened fire at a bar in central Mexico, killing 10 people in the latest outbreak of violence to sweep the country, Reuters reported.

It appears to have been a direct attack," said a police officer from the city of Tarimoro in Guanajuato state, which has been rocked by fierce turf wars between rival drug gangs in recent years.

All ten victims were men.

The perpetrators are being sought.

Nine people died on the spot, the tenth died on the way to the hospital.

Mexican police have found the body of a missing journalist

Calling the shooting a "cowardly attack," Guanajuato Governor Diego Xingue Rodríguez tweeted his condolences to the families of the victims.

The federal security ministry announced this week that Guanajuato has seen the most murders this year among Mexican states, registering 2,115 victims between January and August.

Mexican President Andrés Manuel López Obrador announced at a press conference that 20 murders had been registered in Guanajuato

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