23 killed in Mexico nightclub attack

UNITED STATES, WASHINGTON (OBSERVATORY) — At least 23 people have been killed and 13 others seriously injured after a petrol bomb attack on a nightclub in the southern Mexican port city of Coatzacoalcos.

The Mirror website quoted witnesses as confirming that an armed group started shooting at the club before throwing incendiary bombs that caused a fire inside, killing eight women and 15 men.

Local officials said the attack came as part of an ongoing dispute between criminal gangs over power-sharing.

For its part, the local prosecutor’s office requested the help of the prosecutor of the Republic to investigate the crime.

The attack comes nearly eight years after a fire at a casino in Monterrey left 52 people dead.


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