12 killed in attack on Mormons in Mexico

12 killed in attack on Mormons in Mexico
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Nine of the victims were children.

At least 12 people (three women and nine children) were killed Monday in an attack on a group of Mormons in northern Mexico, El Universal reported citing sources. The members of the religious community were traveling from Bavispe, Sonora to the municipality of Galeana, Chihuahua, in three cars.

According to El Universal, five other minors are missing. Earlier, an activist of the Mormon community in Chihuahua, Julian LeBaron, told Formula Radio that his cousin and four of her children were the victims of the attack. Information about possible motives for the massacre has not been made public.

There has been no official confirmation of the death toll yet. The Ministry of Public Security and Citizen Protection said on Twitter that it has increased security in Bavispe.

Nearly 26 thousand people became victims of violence in the country between January and September of this year. The drug mafia is responsible for their deaths. In early September, President Andrés Manuel López Obrador said enhancing security in Mexico was his top priority.

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