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Gunmen killed 6 people and wounded 26 others in an attack on a party in a border state in northern Mexico

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Gunmen killed 6 people and wounded 26 others in an attack on a party in a border state in northern Mexico

MEXICO CITY (AP) — Three gunmen stormed a party early Friday in northern Mexico and opened fire on partygoers, killing six people and wounding 26 others.

Two of the dead were under the age of 18, and five of the wounded were children. Four of the injured were reported to be in critical condition in local hospitals, while 13 others were treated and released from hospital.

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Prosecutors in the border state of Sonora said the killings in the city of Ciudad Obregon were an attack on a suspected cartel member wanted for murder and other charges.

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Violence has escalated on the Mexican border recently, as drug cartels fight for control of territory. (AP Photo/Marco Ugarte)

The fourth gunman who participated in the attack was already present at the party. The suspected cartel member tried to escape but was killed.

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The attackers managed to escape. Sonora has been the scene of bloody turf battles between various drug cartels.

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