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Gunmen in Mexico Kill 12 at House Party


A man throws away blood stained items at a home in the northern city of Ciudad Juarez, Mexico, Saturday Oct. 23, 2010.

A man throws away blood stained items at a home in the northern city of Ciudad Juarez, Mexico, Saturday Oct. 23, 2010.

Gunmen killed at least 12 people at a house party in Ciudad Juarez, Mexico Friday, the latest act of brutality in a border city known as a battleground for drug gangs.

Local media report a group of armed men arrived at the house in several vehicles and opened fire on party-goers. At least 10 people were wounded in the attack, including a child.

Ciudad Juarez sits just across the border from the U.S. city of El Paso, Texas.

More than 6,000 people have been killed in the last three years in the Mexican city where the Juarez and Sinaloa drug cartels battle with Mexican police and military forces that are trying to stop their illegal operations.

It was not immediately clear whether the latest violence was related to the drug war.

Some information for this report provided by Reuters and AFP.

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