Finnish, Mexican killed in ambush on caravan
OAXACA, Mexico – Mexican officials say a Finnish man also a local political activist were killed when their humanitarian caravan was ambushed in a remote, restive area of Oaxaca state.

The Oaxaca attorney general's office said Wednesday that Jyri Antero Jaakkola of Finland and Oaxacan activist Beatriz Alberta Carino Trujillo apparently died of gunshot wounds in the attack.

An eyewitness says that around 40 people traveling in the caravan scattered during the gunfire Tuesday. Most are still missing, including 2 journalists from the Mexican magazine Contralinea.

The area involved is the scene of a decades-long difference of opinion between a group demanding greater local autonomy as well as militants with links to Oaxaca's ruling party.

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