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Six shot dead at Mexican drug rehab center

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Six people were shot dead at a drug rehabilitation center near the western Mexican city of Guadalajara, authorities said Monday.

Five men and one woman were killed in the late Sunday attack in the suburb of San Pedro Tlaquepaque, the Jalisco state prosecutor’s office said.

The region is one of the most violent in Mexico due to turf wars between rival gangs including the powerful Jalisco New Generation Cartel.

Drug rehabilitation centers have previously been targeted in several parts of Mexico.

According to authorities, some of them are used as hideouts for suspected criminals who, when discovered, are attacked by their rivals.

In July 2020, heavily armed men stormed a drug rehabilitation center in the central city of Irapuato and killed 27 people.

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