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Gunmen in Mexico Shoot Leftist Politicians

Gunmen in Mexico have attacked four leftist politicians in two separate attacks in the country's southwest.

Police say unidentified attackers ambushed a car carrying three Democratic Revolution Party members Monday in the coastal state of Guerrero. Officials say one of the gunmen opened fire, injuring all three politicians.

In a separate incident, Mexico's Public Safety Department said gunmen near Acapulco opened fire on a vehicle carrying a congressional candidate for the Socialist Democratic Party. The gunmen missed the candidate, Manuel de la Barrera, but wounded his driver in the attack.

Political violence is common in Guerrero state, where leftist rebels have fought for three decades.

Politicians are campaigning across the country ahead of legislative elections on July 5.

Some information for this report was provided by AFP eng AP.