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5 more killed in gang conflict in western Mexico

MEXICO CITY — Prosecutors in western Mexico say they have found five more bodies in an area where rival drug gangs have been battling for days.

Prosecutors in Michoacan state said the five charred bodies were found Friday in a burned-out pickup truck.

The truck was found on a rural road near the city of Uruapan. The bodies were 80% consumed in the fire.

On Wednesday, 10 people were shot to death near Uruapan in what authorities described as a confrontation between rival gangs.

They did not identify the gangs involved, but the Jalisco cartel and a small gang known as the Viagras have been active in the state.

The Associated Press