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Blast in Mexican Restaurant Injures 30

A grenade exploded in a restaurant in Petatlan, Mexico, outside the city of Acapulco Wednesday, the second attack in the region this week.

Authorities said at least 30 people were injured in the pre-dawn blast. Among the injured was the driver for the town's mayor.

Monday in Acapulco, five people were wounded in a similar grenade attack.

Officials blame drug smuggling and organized crime for a recent surge in violence in northern Mexico.

Some information for this report was provided by AFP, AP and Reuters.