10 men shot dead in pool hall in Mexico

Ten men shot dead in pool hall in Mexico


An armed group shot and killed ten people in a billiard room in Guanajuato (center), the most violent state in Mexico, an official source said Thursday. 

The killing occurred on Wednesday evening in the town of Tarimoro, according to the regional prosecutor's office.

The bodies of nine men were found on the spot and another man died in hospital, according to the same source.

The governor of Guanajuato, Diego Sinhue Rodriguez, denounced on Twitter a “cowardly attack” and promised to restore order.

< p>A thriving industrial state, Guanajuato has become Mexico's most violent state due to the conflict between the Santa Rosa de Lima and Jalisco Nueva Generacion cartels, which engage in drug trafficking and fuel theft, among other things .

Mexico has recorded more than 340,000 murders, most attributed to criminal organizations, and 100,000 missing since the launch of a militia offensive drug controversy in December 2006.