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Massacre at illegal cockfight in Mexico leaves 20 dead

Gunmen with assault rifles burst into event in western state of Michoacán long plagued by violence between drug cartels

Mexican authorities have confirmed that 20 people were killed when a group of gunmen stormed an illegal cockfight, in a small town in the western state of Michoacán.

Officials and witnesses described a choreographed massacre in which assailants in military uniforms arrived just after 10.30pm on Sunday night and opened fire with assault rifles at the crowds of primarily middle-aged men.

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