Two car bombs explode in northern Mexico

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Two car bombs explode in northern Mexico

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In Mexico two car bombs have rocked the city of Ciudad Victoria. There were no casualties.

Mangled wreckage was all that was left after an explosion outside the TV studios of Televisia. The other exploded close to the offices of local traffic police.

Tamaulipas state has become one of the country’s bloodiest drug flashpoints. The blasts come on the day the body of a police officer was discovered.

He had been investigating the massacre in San Fernando in which 72 migrants were gunned down earlier this week in the country’s escalating war with powerful drug cartels. Another police officer is still missing.

More than 28,000 people have been killed in drug violence since President Felipe Calderon launched his war on drugs almost four years ago.

The President has staked his presidency on crushing the drug gangs but his strategy was hit by a further set back with news of a second wave of killings this time in the beach resort of Acapulco.

The bodies of 14 people many of whom had been tortured have been discovered in the popular tourist resort. It is also a key transit point for narcotics.

Two were found in the in the boot of a car left in a supermarket car park. Several of the bound and blindfolded victims were covered with messages threatening rival cartels.