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Seven adults, two children shot to death in Guatemala jungle

Published on Feb 9, 2014 11:18 AM

GUATEMALA CITY (REUTERS) - Nine people including a baby and a young girl were killed on Saturday in an attack on their home in a dense jungle region in northern Guatemala known to be a hotly contested drug-trafficking territory, officials said.

Twenty men stormed the house early on Saturday morning, shooting dead six adults, a 5-year-old girl and a 3-month-old baby girl in a small farming village in the department of Peten, some 370 km north-east of the capital city.

Another woman who was injured in the attack later died in hospital.

The shooting appears to be related to a fight between local drug traffickers, security minister Mauricio Lopez said.

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