23 killed, 13 injured in attack on bar in southern Mexico

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23 killed, 13 injured in attack on bar in southern Mexico

Coatzacoalcos (Agencies): At least 23 people were killed and 13 others were injured in an attack on a bar in Mexico's Gulf coast city of Coatzacoalcos (koh-AHTzah-koh-AHL-kos) on late Tuesday.


The attackers started a fire that ripped through the bar, killing 8 women and 15 men. Photos of the scene showed tables and chairs jumbled around, apparently as people tried to flee.

State police identified the establishment as the “Bar Caballo Blanco,” and said the search was continuing for the attackers.

The fire may have been started with gasoline bombs.