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    Mexican Mayoral Candidate Killed - Reports

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    Mexican city Chilapa de Alvarez’ mayoral candidate, Ulises Fabián Quiroz, was killed by unknown gunmen on Friday, SDP Noticias radio station reported.

    MEXICO CITY (Sputnik) — Quiroz, member of the ruling Institutional Revolutionary Party, was reportedly riding a car together with attendants, when the car was stopped by gunmen.

    The attackers urged Quiroz to get out of the car and immediately shot him.

    Police and experts are currently working at the crime scene. The attackers' motive remains unknown.

    The city of Chilapa de Alvarez is located in the Mexican state of Guerrero. Battles between various criminal organizations and drug gangs often take place in Guerrero, making it one of the most dangerous states in Mexico.

    In the travel warning issued in 2015, the US State Department warned US citizens against travelling to some parts of Mexico, including Guerrero, where numerous kidnappings have recently occurred and organized criminal groups have expanded their activities.

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