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Mexican authorities are probing a massacre in Guerrero state, a region notorious for violence and territorial disputes between criminal factions.
Following the discovery of five charred bodies on a burned vehicle in Buenavista de los Hurtado, officials acknowledged the incident late Saturday, indicating an intense clash between two rival groups, Familia Michoacana and Los Tlacos. Reports and social media footage suggest the death toll might be as high as 30, following an alleged drone attack.
Footage online showed armed men in military attire stacking mutilated bodies onto a bullet-riddled pickup truck. The video also shows some victims with dismembered bodies and at least one man decapitated.
Despite the gruesome evidence and public outrage, the investigation faces challenges as local villagers have reportedly refused to provide DNA samples, hindering the identification of the victims and the progression of the case.