Jorge Armenta: Mexican journalist killed in 'armed attack' - BBC News

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A journalist has been killed in an armed attack in northern Mexico, local authorities say - the third reporter to be killed in the country this year.

Jorge Armenta, the director of media outlet Medios Obson in Ciudad Obregon, was under government protection after receiving death threats.

A police officer was also killed in the attack and another officer was wounded, the local prosecutor's office said.

More than 140 journalists have been killed in Mexico since the year 2000.

Mexico has been described as the deadliest country for reporters outside a war zone by the journalism advocacy group Reporters Without Borders (RSF).

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