25 killed in Mexico violence

ACPULCO: Drug-related violence yesterday left 25 people dead in Mexico’s southern Guerrero state, including four people who were decapitated, authorities said.

Two bodies of decapitated men were found overnight on Scenic Avenue in downtown Acapulco and the two decapitations were found west of the resort city, officials said. Four other civilians were also found dead in and around Acapulco.

The five police officers were shot dead by a

lone gunmen in nearby Tulchingo, the officials added.

In Ajuchitlan del Progreso, 160 km north of

Acapulco, 11 presumed drug traffickers were

killed in a shootout with an army unit during a raid on a home.

Soldiers knocked on the door and “were greeted with a hail of bullets, forcing them to return fire triggering the shootout,” said Guerrero Investigative Police chief Valentin Diaz.

Finally, the bullet-riddled body of a reporter for the weekly Vision Informativa, Evaristo Solis, 33, was found overnight in Guerrero state capital Chilpancingo, 100 km northeast of Acapulco, local police said.